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Wayne State University funding slashed for fifth year in a row

May 4, 2006

Wayne State could be a loser under preliminary state budget plans discussed by lawmakers yesterday. Under the plan, already passed by members of the House Higher Education Subcommittee, WSU would be the only four-year public university in the state to receive less money this year than last. "At some point you have to ask if this is in any way a vote of no confidence in what the university is trying to do," President Irvin D. Reid told members of the subcommittee. The House Appropriations Committee and the full House would still need to approve the plan. Then members of the House and Senate would have to work out differences in their bills before submitting a final version to Gov. Granholm.