Proposed Budget Cuts For All State Programs Including Texas A&M Due

By: AP
By: AP

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The deadline has arrived as state agencies
are asked to recommend cuts as Texas faces a projected budget
shortfall in 2011.

Gov. Rick Perry, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and House Speaker Joe
Straus in January asked all state agencies to offer proposals
cutting 5 percent of their budgets. The deadline was Monday.

Authorities have said the projected state budget shortfall could
range from $10 billion to as high as $16 billion next year.

Texas corrections officials, looking for perhaps as much as $300
million in cutbacks in the 112-unit system, have not ruled out
closing some prisons.

Some schools, including the University of Texas, could be facing
possible tuition hikes.

While Texas A&M has asked all departments across the University to come up with proposed cuts.


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