REPORT: HIGHER EDUCATION SUPPORT IN STATE BUDGET ERODING

Massachusetts has cut its higher education funding by an inflation-adjusted 14 percent since 2001, as both tuition and fees and student debt have increased, a new report found. The declining support for the University of Massachusetts system, four-year state universities and two-year community colleges comes amidst “growing importance” of public higher education to the state’s long-term hea…

Massachusetts has cut its higher education funding by an inflation-adjusted 14 percent since 2001, as both tuition and fees and student ...

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STATE CAPITOL BRIEFS – LUNCH EDITION – TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2016

STATE CAPITOL BRIEFS – LUNCH EDITION – TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2016 STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE ACTIVISTS FEAR WATERED DOWN CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORMS [Story Developing] Ending mandatory minimum sentences for drug offenses will be a top priority next year for criminal justice reform advocates, who said they are worried legislation from Beacon Hill leaders will not address all aspe…

STATE CAPITOL BRIEFS – LUNCH EDITION – TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2016 STATE HOUSE ...

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ROSENBERG TICKS OFF FOCUS AREAS FOR LEGISLATING IN 2017

Senate President Stanley Rosenberg hinted at 2017 agenda items Tuesday, highlighting climate change, housing, education funding, and economic issues for low- and middle-income families while not dismissing the possibility of raising taxes to help pay for those initiatives. “We still have some huge needs around housing and homelessness, we haven’t done a multi-year commitment to education fu…

Senate President Stanley Rosenberg hinted at 2017 agenda items Tuesday, highlighting climate change, housing, education funding, and economic issues for low- ...

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