Governor Bruce Rauner announced his proposed budget for Illinois today. In the name of fiscal responsibility, there are significant cuts to a number of public services. This includes a 30% reduction in higher education:
“•$400 million reduction system wide
•More than 30 percent cut to all public universities over 2015.
•Illinois Board of Higher Education general funds cut by 50 percent
•Illinois Board of Higher Ed grants eliminated.
•Illinois Math and Science Academy reduced by nearly 8 percent.”
(Source: Chicago Sun-Times)
What does this mean, specifically, for the City Colleges?