Idaho universities to lose $32 million next year




BOISE, Idaho (AP) _ State lawmakers plan to give Idaho's
four-year public universities about $32.1 million less in total
funding during the next fiscal year.

The Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee on Tuesday agreed on
a budget that proposes spending roughly $377.7 million on the
University of Idaho, Idaho State University, Boise State University
and Lewis-Clark State College.

The budget represents a loss of nearly 8 percent compared to the
current fiscal year.

The committee agreed to slash 12.6 percent in total spending on
community colleges and approved a budget that spends $25 million on
the schools during the next fiscal year, or about $3.6 million less
compared to this year.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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