PRESIDENT FORECASTS CHANGES Marshall Braces For Impact Of State Budget Cuts
Reported by: Associated Press
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Aug. 21, 2012 10:54 AM EDT
Updated: Aug. 21, 2012 12:50 PM EDT
, Cabell County
, West Virginia
Marshall University is bracing for the impact of looming state budget cuts.
University President Stephen J. Kopp has told faculty and staff to prepare to make significant changes due to budget cuts that Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has ordered for state agencies next year.
Kopp said Monday he cannot rule out that reductions in state appropriations will occur before next year's budget cuts take place.
But state Budget Director Mike McKown says it's too early to talk about midyear cuts. He told the Charleston Daily Mail that his philosophy is to "prepare for the worst (and) hope for the best."
West Virginia state agencies are reviewing their options for complying with a 7.5 percent cut sought by Tomblin. They face a Sept. 1 deadline set by state law for submitting their tightened spending plans.
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