Yesterday, we noted that Arizona’s state universities were seeking substantial tuition hikes as they whined about depleted funding, all the while spending like drunken sailors — on themselves.
Base salaries (excluding compensation packages, and bonuses), were shown to be astronomically high. This database was last updated in 2008.
Well, lo and behold, and much to our surprise, even the Arizona Republic has outed them as deceptive — reporting that they have “more money today than they did three years ago.”
The presidents of Arizona State University (Michael Crow), Northern Arizona University (John Haeger) and the University of Arizona (Robert Shelton) all appeared before legislative committee members yesterday to plead their case.
Kudos to House Appropriations Chairman John Kavanagh (R-Dist.8), who noted that the three-university system has $595 million more in revenue now than it did before the economic downturn began.
“If that’s true,” said Kavanagh, “they should have no problem with a funding reduction.”