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Ken Davis is joined by Bobby Otter, Budget Director for the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability. They discuss the deeply troubling state of finances at Illinois’ public universities. Since 2000, adjusted for inflation, higher education in Illinois has seen its funding reduced by almost 80 percent, and the situation is worse at the universities that serve largely minority or lower-income students. In their recent report, entitled Illinois’ Significant Disinvestment ion Higher Education, the CTBA concludes, “As things currently stand, there is no basis to believe the State will have the financial capacity to enhance Higher Education funding in the next few years.” This program was produced by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).