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The National Communication Association Joins 31 Groups to Oppose Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy’s $134 Million in Proposed Funding Cuts for Higher Education

March 5, 2019
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(Washington, DC)—The National Communication Association joins 31 professional societies in a letter to Alaska’s Governor Mike Dunleavy and other political leaders expressing deep concerns with the Governor’s proposed funding cuts for higher education. Governor Dunleavy is proposing a $134 million reduction in state support for the University of Alaska that will have devastating consequences to the well-being of the state. Read the full letter.


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