The House-Senate conference report for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2010-2011 higher education budget. This would appropriate $1.578 billion in gross spending, compared to $1.612 billion, which was the FY 2009-2010 amount enrolled in 2009. This reduces state operations grants to universities by 2.8 percent. Agriculture experimental station and extension service spending are cut by the same amount (to $61.9 million). Senate-passed stem cell research reporting requirements are not included.