University of Minnesota representatives testified in front of the state’s House Capital Investment Division for the first time this week as officials weigh the likelihood of a bonding bill this session.
The University of Minnesota has more than $11 million of administrative costs to cut by the end of the year to accomplish one of President Eric Kaler’s major priorities.
The University of Minnesota is seeking support from the Legislature to begin chipping away at its $4.5 billion blacklog of infrastructure needs over the next 10 years.
The University of Minnesota’s biennial budget request is around one-third that of its state system counterpart, which may help the school make its case to lawmakers this session.
A potential tuition increase for University of Minnesota students has drawn criticism from lawmakers, who say the school should do more to cut costs.
President Eric Kaler addressed the Legislature on his budget request on Tuesday.
The Minnesota Student Association will push last year’s priorities at the Capitol during the upcoming session, but this time under new legislative and student leadership.
As the University of Minnesota prepares to make its case at the new Legislature, its lobbyists will emphasize a “modest” budget request.
Recent comments by elected officials about Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel have sparked dialogue between student groups on campus.
Rep. Connie Bernardy, DFL-New Brighton, will look to use her experience in education funding to lead the newly DFL-controlled House higher education committee.