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  Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin has significantly altered the makeup of the Postsecondary Education Nominating Committee. The seven member council recommends appointments to Bevin for members of state university governing boards.

We all know that American college education isn't cheap. But it turns out that it's even less cheap if you look at the numbers more closely.

That's what the Wisconsin HOPE Lab did. The lab, part of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, conducted four studies to figure out the true price of college.

To get a sense of student realities, researchers interviewed students on college campuses across the state of Wisconsin. But they also examined 6,604 colleges nationally and compared their costs with regional cost-of-living data from the government.

Kentucky House Democrats, via Twitter

Several presidents of Kentucky colleges and universities testified Thursday in Frankfort at a hearing aimed at getting their input on Gov. Matt Bevin’s proposed cuts to higher education funding.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

UPDATE: The march is now set for Thursday, February 25. The event was originally scheduled for February 29, but organizers decided to change the date to a day when lawmakers would convene at 2 p.m. rather than 4 p.m.

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Kentucky’s improving economy is driving steep declines in community college enrollment, but the head of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System says those schools are not losing their relevance. In an interview with WKU Public Radio, Dr. Jay Box said community colleges remain key in building a stronger workforce which translates into a stronger middle class.

Alix Mattingly, WFPL

Governor Matt Bevin is not backing away from his proposed funding cuts for public higher education institutions across Kentucky. 

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Governor Matt Bevin’s proposed higher education cuts came under review during a house budget subcommittee meeting Thursday. 

The governor is suggesting trimming university budgets by nine percent over the next two years.  

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Gov. Matt Bevin said on Tuesday he would issue a 4.5 percent spending cut for the rest of this fiscal year to nearly all state agencies, including state universities. He also proposed cutting spending by 9 percent for the next two years.

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Governor Matt Bevin’s budget speech Tuesday night contained some sobering news for those in the higher education community.

Murray State University

As Gov. Matt Bevin prepares to present his two-year budget to the state's legislative chambers discussions are arising over his plans regarding funding higher education.

Murray State University President Bob Davies recently spent several days meeting with state leaders in Frankfort to discuss the issue. 

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