According to the Lookout, Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire approved huge budget cuts today that will hike tuition at the state’s premier public university by 16 percent, the Associated Press reports. Tuition at the University of Washington will cost twice as much when Gregoire leaves office than it did in 2005. A report on Stateline.org explains that higher education budgest are also on the cutting board across the country, after facing years of smaller cuts since the recession began. Nevada is cutting public higher education funding by 15 percent, and Arizona state budget cuts have resulted in a 20 percent tuition increase at Arizona State University…

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