Perdue: Georgia universities might recoup $66M budget cut

As Georgia’s public universities mull whether to raise tuition, Chancellor Sonny Perdue says he hopes state lawmakers will restore the $66 million they cut from the system’s teaching budget when they return next year.

State senators, who insisted on the cut, said universities should cover the shortfall with some of their roughly $500 million in cash on hand. The University System of Georgia, which has 26 universities and colleges has a total yearly budget of $9 billion including state money, tuition and fees and other revenue.

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