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By Ben Roberts - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Tifton Representative and gubernatorial candidate Austin Scott had harsh criticism for the University of Georgia President and other University System leaders Thursday night.

Scott says, in budget hearings with lawmakers Thursday, Chancellor Erroll Davis focused more on tuition and fee increases than cuts legislators ordered him to come up with. The Chancellor, however, did release detailed cuts proposed at every school in the system.

Scott claims the lion's share of cuts suggested by UGA President Michael Adams are aimed at agriculture programs. He stopped just short of calling for Adams firing. Scott said, "I think President Adams expressed quite clearly how he feels about 4-H and how he feels about the research and extension offices, and I look forward to the day that we have a President of the University of Georgia that appreciates the value of 4-H and agriculture to our economy."

Of $59 million in cuts proposed at UGA, $11 million would come from 4-H and the extension service. Representative Scott says the University System hasn't been hit as hard by cuts as administrators claim. He says it's time for them to do their fair share.


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