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House Democrats urge Crist not to chop higher ed money



The House Democrats just sent the governor a letter, commending him for his "leadership" in putting out a list last week of $982-million in budget-cutting ideas aimed at dealing with this year's more than billion-dollar deficit.

But they, like so many higher education leaders, are worried that he sacrifices the state's universities and community colleges to spare K-12 funding and teacher bonuses. They want him to redirect Lottery money to higher ed, and move the $147-million in MAP teacher bonus money to colleges' coffers.

Read their letter here:

Download 9.7.07 Letter to Governor Crist regarding Budget Cuts.pdf

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:22am]


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