House Subcommittee Looks To Scale Back Restoring Funding To USNH

Mar 25, 2013

A House Finance Subcommittee wants to scale back state funding being restored to the University System of New Hampshire.

Governor Maggie Hassan has proposed restoring $20 million in fiscal year 2014 and another $15 million in fiscal year 2015 to the university system.

But Representative Dan Eaton says his subcommittee made cuts in this area.

“There’s a $6 million reduction each year in UNH from the governor’s recommended funding.”

The university system also covers Plymouth State University, Keene State College and Granite State College.

Hassan’s proposed funding brings the university system to ninety percent of where it was before cuts made in the current two-year budget.

She says under her proposal, tuition would be frozen for two years.

The full House Finance committee is expected to take up the subcommittee’s recommendation Tuesday.