Saturday, December 24, 2016

Budget uncertainty begins anew for Illinois universities - Dan Petrella, Pantagraph

While students at Illinois’ public university are busy cramming for final exams, campus leaders are facing tests of their own. They’re being forced once again to put plans in place for operating without state funding after going nearly the entire 2015-16 school year without receiving any support amid the ongoing budget standoff between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and the Democratic leaders of the General Assembly. A six-month spending plan that has kept schools afloat through the fall semester runs out Dec. 31, and there’s no indication that Rauner and top Democrats are anywhere close to reaching a deal on a budget for the rest of the year. http://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/education/budget-uncertainty-begins-anew-for-universities/article_f4c1ee92-8327-5b2a-8e5a-a5fc1082b010.html

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