Murray, KY – For state colleges and universities in recent history, their state appropriations have shrunk, requiring universities to give money back to the state. Now with the state's economy slowing turning around, Kentucky's Council on Post-Secondary Education is seeking a 10% increase in state funding for colleges and universities. The entire request totals nearly $2.4 billion. Murray State President Dr. Randy Dunn and Chad Lampe discuss the proposal and why he thinks it has no chance of moving through unscathed during the upcoming legislative session.
In the second half of the conversation Dr. Dunn discusses the quickly moving conversations regarding the construction of a new Murray State library with funding possibly to come from a student fee system.