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Fri Apr 12, 2019, 05:47 PM

Senate pushes to slow University of Minnesota administrative spending

The state Legislature is closer to passing another attempt to curb administrative bloat at the University of Minnesota.

The bill included in the Senate’s higher education omnibus bill would require the University and Minnesota State colleges and universities to report to the Legislature by July 2020 on how they will reduce administrative costs in their schools by 10 percent.

Senators say the bill is a necessary first step before receiving increased state investment for higher education. The bill has a house companion, though it never received a committee hearing.

"We're asking for a real, hard look at administrative costs," said Senate higher education committee chair Sen. Paul Anderson, R-Plymouth, the bill's sponsor. "This is pushing [the University] through the exercise to show us that they're [cutting administrative costs].”

Read more: https://www.mndaily.com/article/2019/04/n-senate-pushes-to-slow-umn-administrative-spending

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