COLLEGE STUDENTS FIGHT PROPOSED BUDGET CUTS

SIOUXLAND—HUNDREDS OF STUDENTS FROM IOWA’S THREE STATE-SUPPORTED UNIVERSITIES RALLIED AT THE STATEHOUSE MONDAY, AGAINST STATE BUDGET CUTS. DAVID MILES, PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF REGENTS SPOKE AT THE RALLY ORGANIZED BY THE STUDENTS. ACCORDING TO MILES, WHILE OVERALL STATE SPENDING GREW 28-PERCENT SINCE 2001, STATE FUNDING FOR THE UNIVERSITIES HAS BEEN REDUCED DURING THAT PERIOD BY 24-PERCENT. GOVERNOR BRANSTAD IS RECOMMENDING THE STATE SPEND 33-MILLION DOLLARS LESS ON THE STATE UNIVERSITIES IN AMES, CEDAR FALLS AND IOWA CITY IN THE NEXT BUDGETING YEAR.

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