Higher Education Doesn’t Want Budget Cuts
The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission wants the state’s colleges and universities to be exempt from Governor Earl Ray Tomblin’s 7.5% budget cut plan.
The commission passed a resolution Friday that will make a formal request to the governor.
Tomblin announced earlier last week he wants state agencies to slice their 2013-2014 budget requests.
The state is anticipating a revenue decrease that could result in a $200 million hole in the budget.
Members of the commission discussed how a 7.5% cut might impact students in the form of decreases in financial aid or increases in tuition to make up the difference.
A formal letter making the request will be sent to the governor in the near future.