11:23am

Thu December 17, 2009
WVAS Local

Higher Ed ask Ala legislators for more funding

Montgomery, AL – - Higher education in Alabama is seeking
more money for next year, even though legislative fiscal experts
predict no extra money will be available.
Legislators are spending the week in Montgomery hearing budget
requests for the new fiscal year beginning Oct. 1, 2010. Wednesday
was the first day for education officials to make their pitch.
The Alabama Commission on Higher Education recommended that the
funding for four-year colleges be increased more than 10 percent to
$1.1 billion.
Alabama's two-year college system sought an increase of 13
percent to $423 million. The new two-year college chancellor,
Freida Hill, acknowledged that's not likely to happen and asked
legislators to consult her department when making cuts in the
request.