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Taxpayers must pay the freight for over-budget train projects
Topic - Joseph Shepard
Western New Mexico University is facing layoffs, higher tuition and consolidation of classes amid a budget crunch.
Missouri Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill took aim Wednesday at Republican challenger Todd Akin with a new series of TV ads featuring rape survivors outraged by Akin's remark about "legitimate rape" and his opposition to emergency contraception.
Businesses affiliated with the husband of Sen. Claire McCaskill, Missouri Democrat, have received almost $40 million in federal subsidies for low-income housing developments during her first five years in office.
WNMU President Joseph Shepard says the changes are needed because a projected 5 percent increase in student enrollment did not materialize.
He says the university by the end of this month will cut spending for the remainder of this budget year by more than $1.3 million.