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The U of M is Minnesota’s skilled workforce
It's an election year –– the Minnesota primary is August 14. There's a Supreme Court opening. The Farm Bill is awaiting action. The Higher Education Act is on hold. And the Senate, but not the House, will be back in session in August.
Total volumes at the award-winning University Libraries, which also ranks first in loans to other research libraries.
U of M students remain in the state after graduation.
U of M Morris students who are Native American, the highest percentage of Native students at a four-year, non-tribal institution in the upper Midwest.
New high school graduates attending the U of M Crookston who are first-generation college students.
During the 2018 legislative session, the House introduced 1,819 bills and the Senate 1,672 bills. Over 8,600 bills in total were introduced in the biennium. In the end, this year, 115 bills were passed by the legislature, and the governor signed 100 into law. In total, 23 new laws are relevant to the University.
Today, Governor Dayton signed the 2018 capital investment bill into law. This new law includes $79.4 million for the University of Minnesota.
At a few minutes before midnight last night, the Minnesota Legislature adjourned sine die, bringing to a close the 90th legislative session. Many outstanding issues went down to the wire.