Senate Proposes 1.8 Percent Increase for NMU
The Michigan Senate's proposal for higher education funding approved last week calls for a 1.8 percent increase for most public universities, which would mean an $811,000 boost for NMU. The Senate bill rewards schools that typically lag behind in average appropriation per student
— Central, Grand Valley, Oakland and Saginaw Valley
— with increases ranging from 2.2 to 7 percent.
NMU was also pegged to receive a 1.8 percent increase in Gov. Jennifer Granholm's FY2007 executive budget. Two-thirds of the legislative process is now complete. The next step will be the House bill. NMU President Les Wong is scheduled to testify before the House on April 26.