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Governor Says Universities “Cry Like Babies”

Posted at 7:47 AM, Sep 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-26 07:47:29-04

Governor Matt Bevin criticized Kentucky’s Supreme Court and it’s public college and university presidents during an interview Friday morning, according to the Courier-Journal.

The paper reports that the Governor told WHAS-AM’s Leland Conway that the Supreme Court justices “invented new rules on the spot” when they ruled that his cuts in higher education funding without state lawmakers’ involvement was unconstitutional.

He reportedly told Conway that the Universities “cry like babies if anything gets cut,” and don’t consider the state’s budget. He criticized some university presidents and their salaries, saying, “They keep paying themselves more and more. I mean we’ve got these university presidents making five, six, $800,000, a million dollars a year to run a public university. Really? And they sit in front of me as a group and they cry about how tough they have it and their budgets are hard.”