Ivey proposes $4.1 million funding increase

Zach Henson Editor-in-Chief Governor Kay Ivey has proposed a $4.1 million increase in state funding for Troy University, potentially offering relief from rising tuition costs, according to Chancellor Jack Hawkins, Jr. “The last 10 years was a lost decade for higher education funding in Alabama,” Hawkins said. “I’m delighted growth in the economy may result in increased state support for our public colleges and universities for the year ahead. “While short of 2008 funding, it is a step in the right direction and may provide some relief as we review…

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Corruption-free Ivey can bring growth to state

Sam Stroud Staff Writer With the Alabama gubernatorial election less than a month away, Republican incumbent Kay Ivey is leading most polls with over 50 percent of the vote. There are a few reasons for this lead other than the R next to the Alabama governor’s name. In the aftermath of former Gov. Robert Bentley’s scandalous resignation after he was caught having an affair with his communications director, Ivey promised that her administration would be open and transparent. Ivey has stood by that promise. While the lower levels of government…

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