POSTED: Wednesday, February 9, 2011 - 12:38pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, February 9, 2011 - 3:00pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The top officials in the University of
Texas system are expected to explain to state senators Wednesday
how budget cuts will hurt their programs.
The Senate Finance Committee is hearing testimony on how the
proposed $15 billion in budget cuts will hurt state agencies.
College presidents are expected to complain they will be forced to
cut faculty, services and enrollment. They will also likely as to
The University of Texas System is a state agency, and
historically higher education takes a tougher cut compared to other
agencies. The draft budget proposed cutting $772 million from Texas
colleges and universities, including nearly $100 million for
flagship universities the University of Texas at Austin and Texas
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