January 2, 2011
Colleges to Confront Deep Cutbacks
In states where new governors pledge no new taxes, higher-education budgets will suffer
Leila Navidi, Las Vegas Sun
The budget situation in Nevada is so dire that lawmakers there could cut more than twice the amount they spent on higher education last year and still not fill the state's projected $1.2-billion shortfall.
Despite the gap, which equals nearly a third of the state's spending, the incoming governor, Brian E. Sandoval, a Republican, has pledged that he will not raise taxes to put the state's budget back into the black.
Mr. Sandoval is one of a dozen Republicans who were swept