- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 11, 2014

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama State University could soon see its funding restored by the legislative budget committee.

The House Ways and Means Education Committee will consider a new spending plan on Wednesday that restores millions of dollars that were cut from the university’s budget.

The education budget passed by the state Senate for the upcoming school year would cut ASU by more than $10 million - or a quarter of the amount it got this year. Other universities would get about the same amount they are receiving this year or slightly more.

ASU President Gwendolyn Boyd has criticized the cut as blatantly unfair. ASU students and supporters rallied in the rain outside the Statehouse last week urging lawmakers to restore the money.