Monday, May 8, 2017

Illinois university presidents fret over budget impasse's damage - Yvette Shields, the Bond Buyer

Illinois public university presidents warned lawmakers of the long-term fiscal and reputational damage the state’s historic budget impasse is causing the schools as the Senate prepares to vote on a House measure that frees up $559 million for higher education. The presidents, during testimony Tuesday at a committee hearing on fiscal 2018 appropriations, called the piecemeal funding proposal a drop in the bucket that doesn’t go very far to cure their fiscal ills after two years of underfunding but all said they would gladly accept it.

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