Bill Puts State Aid At Risk For MSU, WSU

Published On: Oct 02 2011 04:03:54 PM EDT   Updated On: Sep 22 2011 06:41:19 AM EDT

A Republican lawmaker is sponsoring a bill that would strip Michigan State University and Wayne State University of some state aid.

Rep. Bob Genetski of Saugatuck says the proposal was introduced recently because some lawmakers don't think the universities complied with the intent of a requirement aimed at keeping tuition increases below 7.1 percent for the 2011-12 academic year.

State budget director John Nixon ruled earlier this year that the universities were in "technical compliance" with tuition restraint provisions. But there were differing interpretations of how the academic year was defined and how tuition increases were calculated.

Michigan State has about $18 million at risk with the new measure. Wayne State would lose about $13 million.

Both universities have said they're in compliance with the law.


The views expressed below are not those of Click On Detroit, WDIV, or its affiliated companies. By clicking on "Post," you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and your comment is in compliance with such terms. Readers, please help keep this discussion respectful and on topic by flagging comments that are offensive or inappropriate (hover over the commenter's name and you'll see the flag option appear on right side of that line). And remember, respect goes both ways: Tolerance of others' opinions is important in a free discourse. If you're easily offended by strong opinions, you might skip reading comments entirely.

blog comments powered by Disqus