The President sent out an email updating us on the budget problems. He expects the Legislature to announce the nearly final budget by the end of the week. If I'm remembering my legislative process right, both houses have to reconcile in time to send the bill to the Governor around the 22nd of April. In the words of the email,
We have no inside information. And, for months, each day has brought a different rumor. But, the conversations the last few days that we have all been having -- faculty, staff, unions, university leadership -- are coalescing.He made a speech recently where he talked about what he has been hearing. Those remarks are posted, and on page 6 is the good stuff. The current 'possibly real' rumor is a state-funds cut of 25-30%, which contrasts with the 20% cut (IIRC) that was in the Governor's proposed budget back in December. It also seems that the Legislature is not allowing us to exceed the 7% maximum tuition hike. What this means for us remains to be seen, and we still have to wait until official word.