Conference Committee Cuts 12% from Public Higher Education Budget
State Higher Education Finances
The Governor had allocated all of the remaining $96 million from the ARRA funds to public higher education. The Conference Committee puts $75.3 million of the funds to K-12, to make up for cuts in Chapter 70 spending from the state, leaving just $20.8 million for higher education.
Budget in Conference Committee
This report on State Higher Education Finances has valuable data, charts and tables that show how Massachusetts Higher Ed compares to other states.
2010 Annual Meeting Minutes
The Conference Committee will resolve differences in the FY 2011 state budgets passed by the House and the Senate. The Senate budget proposal provides $918.8 million for our campuses — a reduction of 5.2% from this year. This is much better than the House budget which reduces appropriations to $840.6 million, a cut of 13.3%. […]
It has been a very difficult year for public higher education, and next year’s budget will be extremely challenging, but PHENOM was successful in a number of ways.