Two Days Until.... Legislative Update
5:25 p.m. update: University of Minnesota President Robert Bruininks is explaining that the governor's proposed cuts to higher education ($190 million) would have huge repercussions, with possible tuition hikes of 15% to 18%. Rep. Paul Kohls (R-Victoria) wonders if they have budget reserves, and Bruininks explains that all the units in the University are going to tap their budget reserves. DFL House Speaker Margaret Kelliher lauds his balanced approach of raising some revenue through tuition hikes, budget cuts and use of the one-time reserves.