BOZEMAN, Mont. — The Board of Regents has voted to lower salary raises for top administrators and head coaches at Montana State University.

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports ( ) the regents’ 5-2 vote on Tuesday impacts about 80 university employees. Their pay raises were dropped from 2 percent from 1.5 percent. The original 2 percent salary raise would have cost the University System $170,000 per year.

Regent Bob Nystuen says the decision was made because the state Legislature will not be able to fully fund the University System for the next two years.

Information from: Bozeman Daily Chronicle,

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