Minnesota House and Senate higher education committees rolled out vastly different session priorities last week in their respective omnibus bills.
The University of Minnesota received a sizeable amount of capital investment funding from a recently passed House bill, but Republican lawmakers say the bill is unlikely to pass if it makes it to the floor.
The state Legislature is closer to passing another attempt to curb administrative bloat at the University of Minnesota.
House leadership has twice postponed a joint House and Senate meeting to choose two at-large seats, the student regent seat and the 5th Congressional District seat up for election. A division in the House about which slate of regent candidates should be selected has sparked this delay, lawmakers say.
House DFL leadership announced plans to overfund the University of Minnesota's legislative request Thursday in hopes of freezing tuition.
Clusters of University of Minnesota students lined the steps of the Minnesota State Capitol Wednesday before setting out to advocate for student issues with state lawmakers.
University of Minnesota students could benefit from loan financing and seek better loan advising if legislative efforts pass this session.
Minnesota's mental health crisis extends all the way to children, but University of Minnesota pediatric residents could alleviate the need for more mental health professionals, officials say.
Budget framework and targets were released Monday by House DFL lawmakers, which includes around $305 million for in higher education funding for the University of Minnesota, the Minnesota State system and the state grant program, among other stakeholders.