A new budget for the 2012 fiscal year has been approved by the College of Southern Idaho Board of Trustees.  The budget is an increase over  2011 of $1.396 million dollars, or just under a four percent increase.   A cut in state funding of over $400,000 means more of the revenue will come from property taxes paid by Twin Falls and Jerome County property owners and an increase of $5-dollars per credit hour for tuition.  The Times News reports that salaries will be going up for starting instructors at CSI by $500 per year.  The college will also pay a near 5 percent increase for health insurance for staff.

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