BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — 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 (http://bit.ly/2uNwGo9 ) 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.

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Information from: Bozeman Daily Chronicle, http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com