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University of Nebraska president proposes $43M cut

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Posted at 3:59 PM, Jun 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-19 16:59:31-04

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The president of the University of Nebraska has proposed cutting the system’s budget by $43 million over the next three years because of the coronavirus pandemic.

President Ted Carter said Friday the cuts, which would begin in the 2020-2021 budget year, would include a 5.5% cut to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The campuses in Omaha and Kearney would see 3.9% reductions and the university’s medical center budget would drop by 2.9%.

There would be no reduction at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis. Even as it moves to cut its budget, the university system would seek a 2% increase in state appropriations in the next two years.

Carter will offer his budget proposal next week before the university Board of Regents.