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Members of the Academic Planning Committee, and others present, I appear before the committee this afternoon to speak about a vertical cut proposed for the West Central Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, a cut we in the Institute would not choose to make unless forced by circumstances to do so.
After three rounds of budget cutting there are no budget cuts we can make that will not adversely affect someone, somewhere. Whatever cuts we make, worthwhile programs are gone, our constituents are less well-served, someone affected will think we should have cut something else. We are recommending these cuts because, in our best judgment, the alternatives are worse.