UNL facing $5 million cuts this spring

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Harvey Perlman says the university must cut $5 million this spring.

Perlman says in a campus-wide email sent Thursday that the school faces budget reductions of $10 million to $15 million over the next two years. Perlman says that while the Nebraska Legislature's budget proposal doesn't call for reductions in state funding over the next two years, the school still needs to address increasing expenses and a likely salary increase for faculty.

Perlman says the university's assumptions for budget reductions are based on conservative projections that assume steady state revenues, a 2.5 percent salary increase and a 4 percent tuition increase.  Perlman plans to forward his budget proposals to a planning committee review by May 1.