Senate committee approves deep budget cuts

Cuts are for a number of state agencies are part of a plan to balance the budget.  The Senate Appropriations Committee passed a measure that cuts $52 million in the current fiscal year.  That includes $19 million in cuts to Iowa State University, Iowa, and the University of Northern Iowa.  Community colleges would take a budget cut of more than $5 million.  Budget cuts could also take almost $10 million from the Department of Human Services.