In the wake of last week’s discussion over how much money the University of South Florida should get in its budget, which included a $25 million message in the form of a hold back on the school’s budget that was later lifted, a few key lawmakers will discuss the university and its budget today in a small meeting, reports the News Service of Florida. Major backers of USF, Republican Sen. Jim Norman and Democratic Sen. Arthenia Joyner, both of Tampa, will join USF President Judy Genshaft in a meeting with the Senate Budget chairman, JD Alexander, R-Lake Wales, who has emerged as the Tampa university’s chief critic.
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