Challenges ahead as budget cuts continue

As published in the Campus Times

Team Cuomo geared up their helmets and calculators for Tuesday morning’s budget proposal address. Governor Andrew Cuomo has made his tall task clear from the first day he set foot in Albany — he intends to close a $10 billion budget gap without any new borrowing or taxes.

Now that the Governor has officially put his charge into numbers, UR is responding by making adjustments in anticipation of state and federal cuts. Last week, President Joel Seligman sent an e-mail to the University community about the expected changes.

“The year 2011 also will have notable challenges,” Seligman wrote in his address.

“Above and beyond the enduring impact of high unemployment and slow economic growth, both the new United States Congress and the new State government are likely to focus on budget cutting. I will report later in this year on the changes that occur or are likely to occur.”

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