Students, officials lobby to restore campus funding


HELENA – April 15 could be a double tax day for Montana college students if the Legislature's $29.5 million cuts to higher education are still on the books when the Board of Regents meets that day, student lobbyists said last week.

But University System officials are keeping mum on just how high tuition might increase or what services might be reduced if the Legislature's cuts to the governor's University system budget become a reality.

Until that meeting, I honestly don't know," said Janelle Booth, a lobbyist for students at all of Montana's public campuses. "We can speak in broad term...

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