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Higher education officials urge Legislature to invest in colleges and universities after pandemic takes toll on students and economy

As the Legislature grapples with a struggling pandemic economy and the impact of an unprecedented winter storm, higher education advocates are vying for lawmakers’ attention, trying to make the case for more investment in colleges and universities.

Students walk through an area known as “The Quad” on the first day of the fall semester at Texas State University in San Marcos on Aug. 24, 2020.

Budget cuts

“Reskilling” the workforce

Financial aid in demand

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