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Senate OKs Idaho higher education budget of $643M

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The $643 million budget for Idaho’s colleges and universities is headed to the governor.

The Senate voted 30-5 on Monday to approve the budget for Boise State University, Idaho State University, Lewis-Clark State College and the University of Idaho.

The House approved the budget on a 46-22 vote last week.

Last year, the same budget was cut $2.5 million in the House over what opponents said were concerns about critical race theory, a way of thinking about America’s history through the lens of racism.

But backers said the schools were responsive to the Legislature’s concerns, and the $2.5 million cut from last year wasn’t added back in this year.

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