Texas representatives passes budget cut, SHSU waits on ‘Ok’ from Gov. Perry, Senate

Institutions of higher education across Texas are watching the state legislature’s latest attempt at budget cuts, an attempt that has already made long strides.

The Texas House of Representatives has already passed a bill that would cut the state funding for institutions of higher education. The bill in question would reduce the funding for Sam Houston State University from approximately $46 million for 2011 to $32 million for 2012, a 29.59 percent decrease. 2013 funding will be cut to $32.9 million, a 28.98 percent decrease from 2011.

Currently, the bill being voted on by the Texas Senate. If the senate passes the bill, then it will be sent to Governor Rick Perry. If Perry signs the bill, then it will become a state law.

epeterson@houstonianonline.com

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