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Democrats, School And Public Worker Groups React To Snyder’s Budget


College and university groups are praising Governor Snyder’s budget proposal.

The Michigan Public Radio Network’s Jake Neher reports.

Snyder is calling for a 2% increase for universities. That would represent the fourth consecutive year of increases after significant cuts during the governor’s first year in office.

Michael Boulus directs the Presidents Council, State Universities of Michigan.

“He made it very clear today he’s going to continue to invest in higher education,” he says.  “And we’re delighted with the news, particularly with the budget in disarray as it is.”

But Boulos says he’s concerned that Snyder proposed capping tuition increases at 2.8%. He says he hopes state lawmakers will increase that number in the final budget.

Jake Neher is a reporter for the Michigan Public Radio Network. He covers the State Legislature and other political events in Lansing.
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