Higher ed may feel considerable impact from ballot measures in several states this November
- A number of ballot initiatives across the country could significantly affect colleges and universities in both the long- and short-term.
- Among the ballot measures are tax measures in California, Missouri, Arizona and Michigan; a DREAM Act referendum in Maryland; an autonomy measure in Washington State; and bond initiatives in New Jersey, Maine, New Mexico and Rhode Island.
- For example, failure to pass one of California's tax measures, Proposition 30, could lead to massive budget cuts in that state's schools, and an overturning of Maryland's DREAM Act legislation could result in a domino effect with similar legislation nationwide.
From the article:
Higher education is hardly dominating the political airwaves this election season, but a number of ballot initiatives across the country could significantly impact colleges and universities. Dan Hurley, director of State Relations and Policy Analysis for the American Association of State Colleges and Universities sees the ballot measures as falling into four buckets: revenue impacts, college access, capital improvements, and autonomy. ...
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