Monday, June 29, 2020

Higher Education Cuts Could Jeopardize Research Funding, Hiring As Lawmakers Trim Budgets Across New Mexico - MICHAEL GERSTEIN, LA Daily Post

Proposed cuts to higher education spending in New Mexico could jeopardize some research funding for state universities and lead to a hiring freeze at Santa Fe Community College, advocates say. Universities and colleges in New Mexico are denouncing proposed cuts to higher education spending as lawmakers trim budgets across state government to fill a $2.4 billion budget hole wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic and a devastated oil and gas market.