Senator crafting bill to tie higher education funds to teaching

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A state senator from Grand Forks is crafting a bill that would require North Dakota’s public universities to dedicate a portion of their state funding for instructional purposes only.

Sen. Ray Holmberg said Friday that the proposal would force universities to be more prudent with new general fund money appropriated by the Legislature, while helping hold down tuition increases.

The percentage that universities may be required to set aside for instruction under the bill could be as high as 80 percent, he said.

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