Posted: Wednesday, 01 May 2013 12:05PM

Higher Ed Bill Conference

Lawmakers are making preparations to begin a conference committee on the House and Senate Higher Education Bills.
House author Representative Gene Pelowski says they are waiting for a target number for new funding before they start.  While the House bill calls for $150 million in new funding the Senate is seeking $250 million.
Pelowski said he two bills also contain some differences with the House measure being tightly crafted and favoring students.
Pelowski said he expects the conference committee to begin negotiations soon after he has meetings with MnSCU Chancellor Steven Rosenstone and Office of Higher Education Director Larry Pogemiller to discuss the committee.

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