Perdue: USG cuts “incredibly disappointing”

Sonny Perdue, the 14th chancellor of the University System of Georgia, speaks during the Investiture Ceremony of George Ervin "Sonny" Perdue III in the House of Representatives Chamber at The Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta, on Sept. 9, 2022. Perdue told lawmakers on Wednesday, Jan. 18. 2023, that if state appropriations fall because of enrollment, it could weaken Georgia's public universities.

University System of Georgia Chancellor Sonny Perdue blasted a $66 million state funding decrease approved by lawmakers late Wednesday, which the system said will hurt schools across the state.

The General Assembly passed a budget for the upcoming fiscal year with about $3.1 billion in state funding for the University System of Georgia, which oversees 26 public colleges and universities. The University System said the cut adds to the pain of revenue losses due to recent falling enrollments at 20 schools, most of which are smaller, regional colleges.

The budget now goes to Gov. Brian Kemp for his approval. A spokesman said the measure is “undergoing a thorough review process” and declined further comment.



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