As the dust settles in Springfield after the SB6 showdown, outposts of higher education across the state are checking their mailboxes for the $7.945 billion allotted to them by the new law. Some portions of the money will come faster than others, with $3.2 billion headed toward university employee pension funds. Until then, SB6 provisions for FY17 afford higher education $1,836 billion. Combined with federal dollars and past-due FY17 funding, the sector is slated to receive $4.125 billion for FY18 overall.

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