As the Illinois budget stalemate continues, universities and community colleges are already feeling the pain.
Last anybody heard, Gov. Bruce Rauner wanted to cut higher education spending drastically, by more than 30 percent. But with the budget stalled in the legislature, colleges have no idea how much money they’ll get.
James Applegate, director of the Illinois Board of Higher Education, says this kind of chaos costs money.
“This is an extremely inefficient way to run a shop,” Applegate said.