Behind the headlines: Here's a roadmap for following debate on higher ed budget

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Email to supporters: With state cuts to higher education leading the news recently, we thought that some explanation of why the issue is so important -- especially this year -- might be helpful. As the largest target in the state's General Fund budget that is "discretionary," and thus can be trimmed by legislators, higher education often faces cuts. This year, the cuts total about $450 million.