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Archive for Monday, October 31, 2005

Rep. Moore speaks out against proposed cuts

October 31, 2005

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U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore is speaking out against a proposal to cut Haskell Indian Nations University's budget.

Haskell leaders were told earlier this month to expect a cut of about $600,000 next year - roughly 6.5 percent of the school's $9.1 million budget.

Moore, a Democrat whose 3rd District covers part of eastern Lawrence, sent a letter to a federal budget office last week suggesting the proposed cut is a way to offset the cost of hurricane relief. He said cutting Haskell's budget would be an "additional, unwarranted disaster."

"To make additional cuts would further handicap the students and faculty of Haskell Indian Nations University and the Native American community at large," Moore wrote in a letter to the director of the Office of Management and Budget.

Comments

neopolss 9 years, 4 months ago

Need money? Land? How about cheap labor? Take it from the Indians!

Does our government ever learn to stop screwing these people over?

bankboy119 9 years, 4 months ago

"To make additional cuts would further handicap the students and faculty of Haskell Indian Nations University and the Native American community at large," Moore wrote...

So they're already handicapped? I don't get it.

kcwarpony 9 years, 4 months ago

I think what Moore is referring to is the fact that Haskell is already operating on a under funded budget.

Leandra Galindo 9 years, 4 months ago

Don't really understand why the federal government would want to cut funds. It's bad enough that the white man took our land and we have to suffer the consequences.

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