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BOISE, Idaho (AP) _ Idaho's university presidents will continue
pitching their proposals for state spending on higher education in
the next fiscal year to legislative budget writers.
Boise State University President Bob Kustra and Idaho State
University President Arthur Vailas are scheduled to report to the
Joint-Finance Appropriations Committee on Tuesday.
The state Board of Education told the committee earlier this
week that universities and colleges have bigger class sizes and
fewer course degree offerings because of losses to state funding
for higher education.
Idaho's public universities and colleges were ordered in
September to slash spending by another $15.2 million to help offset
shortfalls in state revenue. They now face the possibility of more
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