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Idaho universities to lose $32 million next year

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BOISE, Idaho. - State lawmakers plan to give Idaho's four-year public universities about $32.1 million less in total funding during the next fiscal year.
     
The Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee on Tuesday agreed on a budget that proposes spending roughly $377.7 million on the University of Idaho, Idaho State University, Boise State University and Lewis-Clark State College.
     
The budget represents a loss of nearly 8 percent compared to the current fiscal year.
     
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