Committees' higher ed budget bills expected next week

The Minnesota State University Student Association reports that the state’s higher education legislative committees should have budgets reflecting their respective targets next week:

Republican leaders said today that the finance committees will be working overtime to put together the budget bills. The Senate Higher Education committee has said they expect to pass a budget bill March 23, and the House Higher Education committee has indicated discussion of a budget bill in committee on March 22.

Senate Finance Chair Claire Robling, R-Jordan, said, “This earlier deadline will allow us to get done on time, and I think you are going to see that.”