Senators complain, but pass college funding
ST. PAUL - Minnesota senators voted to increase higher education spending Thursday, but complained it was not enough to prevent tuition increases or to launch any significant new programs.
The measure ups spending $296 million for the next two years, leaving a higher education budget of $3.1 billion.
"Personally I am very dissatisfied with it," Higher Education Chairwoman Sandy Pappas, DFL-St. Paul, said. "All we could do is fund a status quo budget."