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Colorado Senate begins debating budget

April 9, 2009

The Senate began debating a package of bills Thursday aimed at balancing next year's budget after the Joint Budget Committee earlier in the day refused to make any additional cuts.

The package includes a $300 million cut to higher education, which some fear could lead to the closure of some colleges.

The Joint Budget Committee has closed in on higher education to make $300 million in cuts to balance the budget. Higher education is a frequent target during downturns because it's the only large state sector that isn't protected either by constitutional spending limits, like K-12 public schools, or federal mandates and funding, like Medicaid.

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