• The Illinois House of Representatives successfully overrode Gov. Bruce V. Rauner's veto of a spending bill for the 2018 fiscal year, reports The Chronicle of Higher Education and Inside Higher Ed. The state had been without a budget...

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  • A new Maryland law limits the conditions under which public colleges may decrease financial aid, disallowing reductions when a student's aid exceeds the cost of college or with permission from a scholarship provider—a practice ...

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  • Connecticut Bill to Track Transfer

    Posted on June 15 2017

    A pending Connecticut law would require the state's public universities to release data on credit acceptance for transfer students as well as graduation rates for those students, Inside Higher Ed reported. Additionally, under the leg...

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  • The Michigan Court of Appeals, in a 2-to-1 decision, upheld the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor's campus gun ban, reported The Detroit Free Press. Tuesday's ruling permits the university to regulate the possession of firearm...

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  • The Louisiana House gave final approval this week on legislation that would ban public colleges and universities from asking applicants about their criminal backgrounds, reports The Advocate. House Bill 688 extends to higher education i...

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  • Before adjourning for the year, the Texas Legislature considered a measure to include disciplinary notations on student transcripts, The Shorthorn reported. House bill 3142 would require public institutions in the state to inc...

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  • Maryland Governor Larry Hogan vetoed legislation that would have banned colleges from asking college applicants about their criminal history on applications, reports Inside Higher Ed. Hogan said he vetoed the legislation out of concern ...

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  • Governor Susana Martinez of New Mexico signed a bill into law last week that provides state funds to public colleges and universities in the next fiscal year, reports The Chronicle of Higher Education.  Two months ago, Martine...

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  • On Monday, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton vetoed a higher education budget bill, arguing that the legislation does not spend enough on the state's universities and student aid while criticizing several other provisions, Inside Higher...

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  • Jerry Brown, California's governor, released his revised budget last week, which includes $50 million in funding for the University of California system that will be sequestered until concerns raised by the state's auditor are re...

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