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Bill Could Cap Tuition Increases at U and MnSCU

The Minnesota House of Representatives passed a bill that would use money from the federal stimulus package to cap tuition at Minnesota schools, the Pioneer Press reports.

The bill was passed 86-46, and it would cap tuition at the University of Minnesota at $300, and 2 percent at Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.

A few other measures were passed along with the bill. All the schools would have to institute hiring and wage freezes; no human cloning would be allowed at the schools; and TCF Bank Stadium would need a liqueur license for the whole stadium or none at all.

The story also stated that the Senate had passed a different version of the bill, but they had higher caps on the tuition increase.

Pioneer Press: http://www.twincities.com/allheadlines/ci_12203665