With just 400 to 450 words for our weekly State Worker column, most of what we learn each week never sees print. Column Extras give you some of the notes, the quotes and the observations that inform what's published.
Our column in today's Bee mentions how the state's funding for K-12 and community colleges has taken hits for the last several years. We've fielded some emails this morning asking where we got the numbers in the column.
The figures came from H.D. Palmer, spokesman for the Department of Finance. Palmer sent the 16-slide PowerPoint presentation below that lays out the budget situation. Slide No. 13 shows the cuts to education.