WOWK – West Virginia University is dealing with a serious budget short fall, but right now there is no agreement on how to fix it. There is plenty of finger-pointing going on, and that means a solution is not on the table right now.
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As West Virginia University gears up for summer school, many other students, faculty and staff are wondering what conditions they will be facing in the fall. According to various sources, WVU is currently operating with a $45 million budget deficit. Because of that, there is talk of laying off staff, including faculty, and that some programs may have to be cut.
Critics say higher-ed spending has dropped 26% over the past decade, and they say deep income tax cuts this year did not help.