10 News was the first TV station to shine the spotlight on JD Alexander’s “bullying” last fall and many say severe cuts proposed to USF’s budget are the retaliation they feared from the powerfulsenator last fall, writes Noah Pransky,
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The proposed cuts to USF, representing 58% of its state revenues, were drastically more than any of Florida’s 10 other universities. This comes after Alexander, the chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, went to war with USF President Judy Genshaft over leadership at USF-Polytechnic in Lakeland.
But while USF students and alumni in Tampa Bay are only numbered in the hundreds of thousands, the “devastating” cuts Alexander is pushing would affect millions.