States Strike Budget Bargains With Higher Education

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Gov. Deval Patrick of Massachusetts proposed increased spending on higher education to begin reversing the 22 percent in cuts since 2008. The UMass system is receiving $39-million more than in last year's budget; community colleges are getting $20-million more.
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Public colleges in Massachusetts will get a whopping 16-percent increase in state appropriations for the 2014 fiscal year compared with what they got in the previous state budget. Although that amount is being hailed by college leaders as a major...

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