Sunday, January 8, 2017

UVa, PVCC brace for state cuts - DEREK QUIZON, Daily Progress

The University of Virginia and Piedmont Virginia Community College have an uphill battle ahead of the upcoming General Assembly session, as legislators contemplate across-the-board cuts to make up for a budget shortfall. The budget is at the top of each college’s legislative agenda going into the session. Both are bracing for cuts, as the budget proposed by Gov. Terry McAuliffe calls for about $10.2 million in reductions to UVa and roughly $700,000 in cuts for PVCC. The state needs to make reductions to meet a $1.5 billion revenue shortfall. When they can, lawmakers try to exempt critical public services such as public safety and K-12 education. Higher education does not typically make the list because institutions have other streams of revenue outside of state funding, including tuition and fees.

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