Senator JD Alexander has said the the way USF supporters have portrayed proposed budget cuts is unfair.
He says the cuts proposed for USF are justified because of the university's reserves and not that different from other similar institutions, such as UCF.
On Florida Matters, we interviewed USF President Judy Genshaft about how she's dealing with the budget fight and what she calls a "crisis."
WUSF has invited Alexander for an interview as well. Meanwhile, we recorded a conversation he had with group of reporters that caught up with him last week in Tallahassee for his take on the situation.