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State lawmakers wrestle with scope and timing of higher ed budget cuts

Nearly all public universities can expect big budget cuts in the coming year, but officials in different states are taking vastly different approaches for determining how big those reductions will be and what they will mean for faculty, staff and students.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, a Republican, ordered $110 million in cuts to higher education spending for the final two months of the current fiscal year, which ends June 30. He announced the cuts shortly after seeing the state’s revenues drop during April. The actions would provide stability, DeWine said, though he acknowledged he was “greatly concerned” about those targeting education.

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