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Higher ed bill headed for veto

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ST. PAUL - Most Minnesota college students would face single-digit tuition hikes under a higher education funding package legislators passed Tuesday, but it is opposed by Gov. Tim Pawlenty.

The budget bill with $361 million in new spending for higher education, including to the University of Minnesota and Minnesota State Colleges and Universities systems, passed on the strength of Democratic support on mostly party-line votes in both houses.

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