Regents still looking for ways to trim budget


The state Board of Regents is still searching for ways to trim the university system budget, but Chairman Stephen Barrett said tuition increases aren't being considered. "To no one's surprise here, it's going to be a more tight and difficult year than we expected," Barrett said Thursday, the first of two days the regents were meeting in Helena. Gov. Brian Schweitzer last week asked state agencies to find ways to cut their budgets by 5 percent in 2011, if necessary. That amounts to $7.5 million for a university system that is also losing $18 million in one-time federal funds used to shore up...

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