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House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher calls on a member Wednesday on the House floor. Lawmakers debated bills dealing with funding agriculture, veterans, environment, energy and higher education programs.

Bill holds tuition increases down

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ST. PAUL - Minnesota representatives told state-run colleges and universities to hold tuition increases to a minimum the next two years.

A bill House members passed 86-46 Wednesday keeps Minnesota State Colleges and University system tuition increases to no more than 2 percent a year for the next two years. University of Minnesota tuition is capped at 3 percent annually. The vote was mostly party line, with Democrats for and Republicans against.

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