Subcommittee Chairman Arnold Simpson, D-Covington, acknowledged that dealing with the budget cuts will probably require increased fees and tuition.
added that universities also will need to look at improving efficiency.
"One of the things we have to recognize is Kentucky is not in a vacuum," he
said broaching the issue is premature until a consultant hired to review the proposal completes a report.
"We all think about it and we all have opinions about it, but prior to voicing a pronouncement at a public meeting, I would like to see what the so-called experts claim," he