The Kansas House of Representatives this afternoon will debate a bill that will set the state budget for Fiscal Year 2014 and 2015. This bill will have a significant impact upon higher education in the state of Kansas and upon Pittsburg State University.
Included in the bill is a 4% across the board cut in state support for Pittsburg State University, a two year cap on salary and wages and a 70% reduction in funding for vacant, full-time positions.
This bill will result in a total cut of more than 7% or $2.5 million for your university.
Tomorrow, the Senate is scheduled to debate its version of the budget bill which includes a 2% cut to higher education.
These reductions would place extreme pressure upon tuition rates, significantly limit our plans for growth, restrict President Scott’s ability to locally manage the university and limit the role Pittsburg State plays as an economic engine in southeast Kansas.
Please contact your local legislators today and ask them to oppose any cuts to higher education.
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