Inside Higher Ed
May 28th, 2015
As Illinois, Louisiana and Wisconsin threatened nine-figure
reductions in higher education funding, public colleges and universities
in those states made their own threats in return. System leaders warned
-- often and loudly -- that layoffs, program cuts and the general
welfare of the states' college students were on the line if legislators
went forward with the proposed cuts.
Now two of the three states appear to be on the path to dramatically
minimizing funding reductions. But while Louisiana and Illinois staved
off cuts that were roughly $600 million and $400 million, respectively,
the University of Wisconsin System remains vulnerable to a $300 million reduction over the next two years.