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Joint Appropriations Subcommittee On Education

Gazette opinion: State should measure success in higher ed

There’s something new in the Montana University System’s proposed budget appropriation for the upcoming biennium: An agreement that part of the funding will depend on performance.

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U-system tuition freeze, performance standards clear 1st hurdle

U-system tuition freeze, performance standards clear 1st hurdle

HELENA — A legislative subcommittee on Tuesday approved a $28 million budget increase for the Montana University System over the next two years to cover most of the costs of freezing tuition for in-state students over the same period.

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Guest opinion: Students must think for themselves about future policy

Many Montana newspapers recently carried stories about a state legislator calling on Montana University System officials to be cheerleaders for natural resource development.

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Gazette opinion: Invest now in doctors Montana needs

Montana doesn’t have a medical school. So, for the past 40 years, the state has paid part of the educational expenses for classes of 20 medical students per school year.

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Education subcommittee Republicans cut school funding

Education subcommittee Republicans cut school funding

HELENA — The Republican majority on an education subcommittee on Thursday cut $4 million in proposed state funding for programs such as those for gifted and talented students and providing vocational education, a move that jeopardizes an equivalent amount of federal money.

February 10, 2011 7:57 pm Photos

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Panel adds money to U-system budget, but it's still below governor's level

Panel adds money to U-system budget, but it's still below governor's level

HELENA — A legislative budget panel added money Wednesday to the Montana University System budget, but the figure still fell about $27 million short of what Gov. Brian Schweitzer originally proposed.

January 26, 2011 6:10 pm Photos

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Rep. Roy Hollandsworth, R-Brady

Rep. Roy Hollandsworth, R-Brady

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Bob Melhoff

Bob Melhoff

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Panel cuts $71 million from education spending

HELENA — A divided appropriations subcommittee on Tuesday cut proposed education agency budgets by 5 percent or nearly $72 million in general fund money.

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