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Higher education: Fight for rural funding begins

Protecting Nevada's small rural campuses will be a large part of the discussion over the university system's budget this session, Chancellor Dan Klaich said after hearings Friday.He said there is mitigation money in the proposed budget to protect Great Basin College, which serves counties across Northern Nevada, and Western Nevada College, which serves Carson City, Douglas and Churchill counties and western Nevada.But at least two rural lawmakers, Sen. Pete Goicoechea, R-Eureka, and Tom Grady, R-Yerington, made it clear they don't think that is enough.To keep those two campuses financially whole would require an additional $7.4 million during the biennium.Goicoechea said …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Jan 27, 2013 04:36AM Published Jan 26, 2013 03:28AM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.