Higher-Education Lobbyists Keep Expectations Low for State Budgets

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Lawmakers at the Florida State Capitol, among those in several other states, are considering measures to control tuition increases at public universities.

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Lawmakers at the Florida State Capitol, among those in several other states, are considering measures to control tuition increases at public universities.

As higher-education advocates prepare for state legislative sessions across the country, a new reality has set in about what they can expect from state budgets.

"The new 'good budget' is the no-reduction budget," says Daniel C. Holsenbeck, vice president for university relations at the University of Central Florida. "I think we're looking at a good budget."

Even as state tax revenues creep back into the black, lobbyists for public colleges are not expecting lawmakers to