March 25, 2009 in Idaho
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Members of the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee gather Wednesday afternoon to discuss another wrinkle in their budget-cutting efforts: Universities can’t cut employee pay without declaring a “financial exigency,” which then can be challenged in court. In the 1980s, the last time the U of I declared one, a faculty member challenged it and won reinstatement and back pay.


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