Budget deal cuts $30 million more from universities

| March 4, 2015

March 5, 2015 • By Howard Fischer • Capitol Media ServicesArizona Daily Sun

PHOENIX — Republican legislative leaders and Gov. Doug Ducey have agreed to extract nearly $30 million more from state universities than the governor first proposed.

The deal negotiated behind closed doors calls for reducing university funding this coming year by $110 million. Arizona State University is expected to take the biggest hit.

Ducey and the lawmakers also have agreed to eliminate the last bit of state aid that now goes to community colleges in Pima and Maricopa counties. Other community college systems would go unscathed.

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