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Rep. VanSingel lauds budget increases for higher-education funding


By Adam Eisenberg | Oct 5, 2019


Following his vote in favor of the state's 2020 budget, Michigan state Rep. Scott VanSingel (R-Grant) highlighted how the budget will continue to support efforts to invest in higher education.

The budget, which VanSingel says increases funding for higher education across the state, also fully funds the American Indian Tuition Waiver. It's the first time since 1999 that the waiver will receive full funding.

VanSingel took pride in supporting a budget that moves his higher-education goals forward.

Michigan state Rep. Scott VanSingel (R-Grant), right, at his swearing-in ceremony in Lansing. | http://gophouse.org/

“My goal when we began our budget process was to continue to invest in higher education, to lower costs for students and improve the earning potential of our workforce,” VanSingel said in a press release following the vote. “It’s a tight budget year, but I’m proud we’ve still found a way to prioritize education and the future of our students in every area of the state.”

In addition to more higher-education funding, the budget also includes a record $15.2 billion in funding for K-12 education.

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