Saturday, May 13, 2017

Why higher ed funding could be a major sticking point in budget negotiations at the state Capitol - Briana Bierschbach, Minnesota Post

Steven Rosenstone, outgoing chancellor at Minnesota State and other officials requested $178 million in new state funding for the next two years. So he was surprised when he saw the House and Senate higher education budgets. The House proposed $93 million in new spending, while the Senate's bill included $53 million over the next two years. But that wasn't all: the budgets also require Minnesota State to freeze tuition for students, which will mean the system has no option but to make more cuts, Rosenstone said. “Ours is not a nice-to-do request,” Rosenstone told legislators in a hearing this week. “Ours is a must-do request.” https://www.minnpost.com/politics-policy/2017/04/why-higher-ed-funding-could-be-major-sticking-point-budget-negotiations-stat

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