From spokeswoman Melinda Voss:
“From our standpoint, it is a large cut and it is going to hurt.
The bill carries a one-two punch — first by reducing our base substantially and then by limiting tuition. So, the bill would significantly reduce appropriations and also tie our hands with tuition. We also believe tuition should be set by the governing board.
The presidents have not been planning for a tuition increase greater than 5 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.