Senate OKs plan for higher ed funds

Published 10:07 am Tuesday, April 21, 2015

ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Senate has passed its plan for higher education spending.

The $3.1 billion proposal would help fund tuition freezes at both state college systems and offer free community college to qualified high school graduates. But the Senate Democrats’ budget costs about $150 million more than House Republicans say they’re willing to spend.

The bill passed 42-21 Monday, with many Republicans voting against it.

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