Here's the key paragraph:
"Under the proposal, the board’s 18 members — 16 of whom are appointed by the governor subject to the confirmation of the State Senate — would be permitted to set a standard by which they could fire a tenured faculty member 'when such an action is deemed necessary due to a budget or program decision requiring program discontinuance, curtailment, modification or redirection,' not only in the case of just cause or a financial emergency, as permitted previously. Critics deemed it tenure with no actual promise of tenure."
This doesn't sound like removing tenure to me. It doesn't even sound that bad. Can someone explain?