Higher ed funding a legislative battleground

April 2, 2019 | The Ledger

With spending problems at Florida universities drawing scrutiny – and the resignation of the University of Central Florida’s president – higher education dollars are emerging as a battleground for state House and Senate budget writers.

Dueling state spending blueprints set for votes this week in the House and Senate take vastly different approaches to financing Florida’s universities and colleges. The Senate spends $285.3 million more in a higher education budget topping $6 billion.

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