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Pelowski Working Higher Ed Bills

More movement on higher education bills in Minnesota.

DFL'er Gene Pelowski of Winona said amendments to one bill, which increases state funding to freeze undergraduate tuition for Minnesota students and invests in research, would encourage more oversight from the Legislature in light of high tuition costs and student debt. Another concern?

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Lawmakers plan to use new money to freeze tuition for two years at Minnesota universities and possibly state colleges as well, pausing what had been a steady rise in prices.

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