This is the easy stuff that the state legislative conference committee on higher education has taken care of in reconciling the two higher-ed bills — a list of the items that are similar or identical in both bills.
(A summary of the differences is here, and a separate list of the fiscal differences is here.)
The committee adopted those in short order, and chose to use the Senate bill’s language on “system specials” and the House bill’s language on the anti-cloning section.
More will come, however on a discussion the all-Republican committee had with Higher Education Commissioner Sheila Wright last night about her concerns over the bill.
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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.