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ERIC Number: ED539050
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
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New Approaches to the New Normal: Recapping 2012 Higher Education Legislative Activity in the West. Policy Insights
Krueger, Carl
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education
While tax revenues in many Western states have improved since FY 2011, the 2012 legislative sessions still experienced what has become the familiar round of funding cuts to higher education, coupled with tuition increases for students. The good news is that the cuts and increases weren't as severe as in previous years, despite continued aversion to spending by most state legislatures. The bad news is that the loss of stimulus funds and the rising cost of health care, K-12 education, and other public services mean that states still face a tremendous amount of economic pressure. This "Policy Insights" brief summarizes key themes from the 2012 legislative sessions and highlights some emerging issues to watch in the West. (Contains 1 table and 17 endnotes.)
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education. P.O. Box 9752, Boulder, CO 80301-9752. Tel: 303-541-0200; Fax: 303-541-0291; Web site: http://wiche.edu
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education