Morehead State President Blames Budget Cuts for Mandated Furloughs

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Kentucky lawmakers are probably not on the Morehead State University president‘s friends list:

President Wayne Andrews of Morehead State University is blaming budget cuts that have yet to be passed by the state legislature for a five-day unpaid furlough of school employees.

“As you know, the university is facing a significant budget challenge—both in the current fiscal year and in planning for the 2016-17 fiscal year—due to declining enrollment and to the proposed cuts to higher education that were included in the governor’s 2016-2018 budget,” Andrews writes in an email sent to faculty and staff Thursday.

According to the email, the Kentucky school already faces a budget shortfall of $2.6 million in 2016, and would have to come up with an additional $1.95 million if the 4.5 percent budget cut envisioned by Gov. Matt Bevin (R) is passed, for a total of just over $4.5 million.

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