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MSA’s renters’ rights bill passes in Legislature

Students from the University of Minnesota campuses including the Twin Cities, Crookston and Morris gather on the steps for a rally at the Minnesota State Capitol on Wednesday, April 3 as a part of Support the U Day.

J.D. Duggan

May 25, 2019

The state Legislature passed a renters’ rights bill Friday that aims to protect renters from predatory landlord practices. The bill, supported by the Minnesota Student Association and authored by Sen. Kari Dziedzic, DFL-Minneapolis, aims to provide transparency to renters by offering unit-specific le...

UMN receives half of budget ask from state legislature

Students from the University of Minnesota campuses including the Twin Cities, Crookston and Morris gather on the steps for a rally at the Minnesota State Capitol on Wednesday, April 3 as a part of Support the U Day.

J.D. Duggan

May 21, 2019

With just hours to spare in the regular session, the legislature allocated half of what the University of Minnesota requested in state funding for the next two fiscal years. The higher education omnibus bill, passed Monday, allocates the University $43.5 million beyond base appropriations — half of i...

Editorial: Legislature must go through traditional regent election process

Daily Editorial Board

April 22, 2019

State legislators are dragging their feet deciding who will fill the four open seats for the University of Minnesota's Board of Regents — an entity responsible for carrying out some of the most pressing problems facing the University. If the House cannot decide on the four new regents soon, decision-making po...

House committee passes bonding bill despite uncertainty from lawmakers

The Minnesota State Capitol on Saturday, Nov. 18.

Isabella Murray

April 15, 2019

The University of Minnesota received a sizeable amount of capital investment funding from a recently passed House bill, but Republican lawmakers say the bill is unlikely to pass if it makes it to the floor. The House Capital Investment Division allocated $150 million to the University of Minnesota from thei...

State bonding bill may not fund the UMN’s infrastructure needs

Isabella Murray

March 7, 2019

While initial proposals by DFL Gov. Tim Walz fund a large part of the University of Minnesota’s infrastructure needs, lawmakers say the school might not be in a bonding bill at all. Walz presented his capital investment proposal on Feb. 26, which would have provided nearly two-thirds of the Universit...

Letter to the Editor: Tobacco 21 bills in Legislature deserve our support

Letter to the Editor

March 4, 2019

With all the deserved attention that Tobacco 21 has gotten, there are other anti-tobacco bills being considered at the Legislature that are worth our support. Bill HF 350, which would provide funding for tobacco cessation services across the state, is also up for consideration. Quitting tobacco products is o...

Kaler’s comments on tuition spark discussion at Legislature

University President Eric Kaler addresses the Senate Higher Education Committee at the Capitol in Saint Paul on Tuesday, Jan. 15.

Isabella Murray

February 14, 2019

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler’s comments on a potential tuition increase next year have prompted some administrators to criticize the school’s approach at the State Capitol.  Kaler told lawmakers last month that University resident undergraduate students on the Twin Cities campus could ...

RCAC forwards 16 UMN regent candidates to state Legislature

Abdul Omari and Thomas Anderson speak during the University's Board of Regents meeting on Friday, Sep. 14 at the McNamara Alumni Center.

Madeline Deninger

January 12, 2019

The Regent Candidate Advisory Council voted Friday to forward a total of 16 University of Minnesota Board of Regents candidates to the state Legislature for their consideration in the upcoming election.  Members of the council said the candidates forwarded were more diverse than past years and offer...

The University’s budget, tuition could be impacted by new split legislature

The Minnesota State Capitol on Saturday, Nov. 18.

Isabella Murray

November 19, 2018

Democrats took over 18 seats on Election Day to win control of the Minnesota state House, a shift lawmakers say could impact future funding for the University of Minnesota. The subsequent split between the newly DFL-controlled House and a Republican majority in the Senate, combined with new gubernato...

Governor candidates comment on top University issues

GOP-endorsed candidate for Minnesota Governor Jeff Johnson shakes hands with parade spectators at the Father Hennepin Parade in Champlin, Minnesota on Saturday, June 9.

Isabella Murray

October 29, 2018

The University of Minnesota Alumni Association recently released a survey to prepare its members for the upcoming midterm elections, garnering responses from state and federal candidates regarding higher education funding and policy. Survey results included over 105 candidates' answers to five questions...