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Proposed 15% Funding Cuts To Universities

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Democrats say cuts to universities will cut important research.

Democrats say cuts to universities will cut important research.

LANSING (WWJ) – More state budget discussion in Lansing this week, after  a state senate committee proposes cutting 15 percent in funding to Michigan’s universities, with more accountability when it comes to stem cell research.

Senate Republican John Pappageorge says taxpayers have a right to know how their money is being used. 

“The taxpayers sent us here to keep track of stuff, so regardless of the issue, we need to know what’s going on, we should ask for it,” says Pappageorge.

  
Democrats say it would discourage stem cell research at universities.

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