Sunday, December 25, 2016

State leaders propose budget cuts, layoffs possible - Austin Montgomery, Starkville Daily News

For Institutions of Higher Learning, the committee recommends over 5 percent in budget cuts to $705.17 million. For state universities, the committee offered a 13 percent reduction in subsidy programs of $5.1 million. Of the higher learning budget, universities could see a 6.7 percent overall decrease from the current budget cycle to around $377 million. Mississippi State University could see cuts totaling 11 percent across the university's Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, the Cooperative Extension Service, the university's Forest and Wildlife Research Center and the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine. Similarly, the committee recommends a 22 percent decrease in funding — nearly $3 million — for the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality.

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