House, Senate Approve Higher Education Spending

Iowa lawmakers have reached a spending compromise for the state's public universities and other education programs. The House and Senate approved the $897 million higher education budget Thursday evening. It's a compromise including enough money to freeze in-state tuition at the state universities. The final budget is $66 million less than the original Senate proposal and about $3 million more than a House version. It also includes spending for the education department, blind school, College Aid Commission, Vocational Rehabilitation and Iowa Public Television. It will next move to the governor for his signature.

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