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Merced Budget Cuts Raise Fears


By Ashley Taylor

The threat of the state budget ax has students and staff at Merced Community College worried about the possibility of more dropouts.

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has proposed $300 million in cuts to community colleges statewide, to deal with the state budget shortfall, which would equal nearly $3 million in cuts to Merced community.

Students and administrators are concerned the cuts could translate into tuition hikes, fewer classes, cuts to staff, and fewer hours of operation.

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