First Senate budget draft is ugly

That chopping sound you might have heard near High Street on Tuesday was the Senate Appropriations Committee whacking away at most state agencies — passing out first drafts of budget bills that cut about 4 percent from most budgets, on top of roughly 1.5 percent mid year cuts recently imposed.

K-12 education, universities and community colleges were spared the knife and would see small increases under the Senate proposals.

ClarionLedger
3/15/16