An agreement between Gov. Mike Dunleavy and the University of Alaska Board of Regents will see a $25 million cut in funding for this budget year. The next two years would see cuts of $25 million and $20 million.
The UAS chancellor says programs with larger enrollments are more likely to be retained. But he adds that some smaller programs, like Alaska Native languages, are critical to the mission of UAS.
The bill would accept $89 million in vetoes, including $20 million in cuts to the University of Alaska, a $49 million cut to school bond debt reimbursement and a $20 million cut to rural school construction.