Asked by Elisabeth Miller, a senior from Paxton, about scholarship funding at public colleges and universities, Rauner said he hoped “to get more state support for universities but we also want to help them bring their costs down.
“One of the challenges in our university system is that a lot of the money that goes to the schools is going to the administrative costs, the pension costs, the layers of bureaucracy, and it’s not going into the classrooms with the kids. We’re trying to change the system so the money is going into the classroom so it brings down the costs and the tuition won’t have to go up.”
I don’t know if he understands what an appropriations veto does, but it doesn’t do that.
Seriously, though, that sounds like an interesting idea. So, how about we see some details? All we have so far is “Squeeze the beast.”