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Boren decries Fallin's proposed funding cuts for higher education

BY KIM ARCHER, Tulsa World Published: February 17, 2014

University of Oklahoma President David Boren is decrying the governor's proposal to again cut higher education funding and is urging Oklahoma residents to raise their voices to stop further reductions.

He became more troubled when Gov. Mary Fallin also proposed cutting the state income tax by a quarter of a percent to 5 percent during her State of the State speech two weeks ago, a move that would further reduce education funding.

"We should start asking what kind of state do we want to be? Who are we as a people? I don't think we want ignorance and lack of opportunity to be our legacy," he said.

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