Thursday, March 31, 2016

Bevin ignores lawmakers, slashes college budgets

It's another victory for the "do less with less" austerity fucks.

Today, Matt Bevin ordered the budget for all of Kentucky's state colleges and universities slashed by 4.5%. This while his Republican pals in the Kentucky Senate are blocking a state spending plan from being enacted - thus risking a shutdown of state government next month.

You own this one, Rethugs. Can't blame "the liberals" for this.

Anyone who's dealt with most public services - including Kentucky's higher education system - has seen nothing but budget cuts for the past 25 years. Even in the '90s when I was in college, we kept losing vital programs, and when I asked what happened to them, the answer was usually the same: "Budget cuts." I'm surprised they can still find 4.5% to cut.