Senate Approps Subcommittee on Education posts spending targets

Senate Approps Subcommittee on Education posts spending targets

- in Legislative Watch

As expected, the state Senate will attempt to squeeze even more out of public education (about $40 million) than was extracted by the budget adopted last week in the House of Representatives.

The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Education posted its budget targets today and the news is grim. Here are some of the low-lights:

-The Senate would expand the House cut in K-12 education from $694 million to $800 million.
-The cut to community colleges would rise from $111 million to $130 million.
-The cut to the UNC system would be reduced from $447 million to $360 million.
-Overall, the cut to the state education budget would grow from $1.25 billion to $1.29 billion.

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