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Another Republican Governor Proposes Big Cuts In Higher Education

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner enters the House to applause to delivers his first budget address to a joint session of the Genera
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner enters the House to applause to delivers his first budget address to a joint session of the General Assembly in the House chambers Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, in Springfield Ill. Illinois Rep. Greg Harris is seen on the far right. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

The chopping-block tour of 2015 made its third stop, in Illinois, on Wednesday, where Gov. Bruce Rauner proposed cutting a $1.5-billion deficit by slashing $387-million from higher education in the state, the Chicago Tribune reported. The proposal from Governor Rauner, who took office just last month, would amount to a cut of $209-million for the University of Illinois system, which did not respond warmly to the news.

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