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Senate budget includes nearly 60 percent cut for USF



Days after the Florida Senate surprised the University of South Florida with a proposal to immediately spin off its Lakeland branch campus into the state's 12th university, Senate budget writers proposed slashing USF's state funding nearly 60 percent.

The common denominator: influential budget chairman and supporter of the standalone Lakeland school, Sen. JD Alexander.

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[Last modified: Monday, February 13, 2012 9:50pm]


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