(AP) — Indiana University's president says he's encouraged that the state
budget proposal would boost higher education funding after years of cuts
during the recession.
Michael McRobbie and other state university leaders testified Thursday
before the Senate Appropriations Committee that is now considering the new
state spending plan. The version approved last month by the House
increases university funding by 3.5 percent, up from the 1 percent hike
proposed by Gov. Mike Pence.
he's pleased with the support so far from legislators after more than $150
million in state cuts to universities in recent years.
Appropriations Chairman Luke Kenley says the university funding increase
appears justified and that he generally supports it.