Connecticut state college system in $18 million to $20 million budget bind

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The state’s largest public college system has an $18 million to $20 million hole in its budget that needs to be closed, and officials are counting on the state to bail them out.

Officials at Connecticut State Colleges & Universities are hoping the state will pick up most of this projected deficit, leaving them with just $5 million to $6 million to find themselves.

“This is something we are going to have to get a handle on,” said Jim Howarth, the interim budget chief of the 100,000-student system.

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