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House offers larger higher education budget


ST. PAUL - Students at Minnesota public colleges and universities would see smaller tuition increases than they've experienced in recent years under a House proposal released Tuesday.

The University of Minnesota and Minnesota State Colleges and Universities systems are targeted for a combined funding boost of about $361 million over the next two years in the higher education budget bill sponsored by Rep. Tom Rukavina, DFL-Virginia.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.