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Could Higher Education Funding Cuts Hurt W.Va. Business Growth?

West Virginia Morning
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A national report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities says West Virginia is one of just three states that has consecutively cut higher education funding in the past two years. The report focused on the cuts state lawmakers approved for colleges and universities across the country after the 2008 economic downturn.

Governor Tomblin's Blue Ribbon Commission on Highways is set to release its final report 20 months after the scheduled release date. The group began their work studying sustainable funding sources for the state's road system in October of 2012, voted on their final recommendations in September 2013 and will release those recommendations Wednesday.

Ashton Marra covers the Capitol for West Virginia Public Radio and can be heard weekdays on West Virginia Morning, the station’s daily radio news program. Ashton can also be heard Sunday evenings as she brings you state headlines during NPR’s weekend edition of All Things Considered. She joined the news team in October of 2012.