The Minnesota House has released its budget targets, and calls for a 15.1 percent reduction ($444,000) in funding to higher education from this year’s level.
The proposed House appropriation is the same as the Senate’s ($2.51 billion). Because the estimation of spending for this year is a little different, the Senate’s cut ends up looking larger at 16 percent.
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Alex Friedrich reports on higher education issues for MPR News. Among the stories he has covered: the fall of the Berlin Wall, aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, 2003 Moscow suicide bombing and 2004 presidential elections in the Republic of Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master’s in European political economy from the London School of Economics.