Carbondale, ILL. – Illinois' state budget has not yet been signed into law, but officials at Southern Illinois University are already considering ways to address a $17.5 million reduction in state funding.
The university will make $5.64 million of those cuts at its Edwardsville campus.
SIU's vice president of financial and administrative affairs Dwayne Stuckey says layoffs are likely.
St. Louis, MO – Lash says though the economy is moving out of the nearly 35-month long recession, manufacturing is experiencing a jobless recovery. Lash is touring the country asking manufacturing executives what they need to ensure their ability to compete globally. He says President Bush wants to institute a permanent tax credit for research and development.