- Associated Press - Friday, February 13, 2015

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - In a story Feb. 12 about Gov. Maggie Hassan’s budget address, The Associated Press reported erroneously the difference between what she proposed for the university system and what the universities had requested. She is proposing to spend $24 million less than the university requested, not $8 million less.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Hassan proposes $20 million more for higher education

Hassan proposes $20 million more in higher education funding for tuition freezes, cuts

Associated Press

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Gov. Maggie Hassan’s budget proposal for the university system is $24 million less than it requested but an amount Hassan believes will allow universities to freeze tuition.

Hassan has made restoring higher education funding a priority. Her $11.5 billion two-year budget request released Thursday gives the community college system a $6.5 million increase and those colleges are planning to lower tuition. Community colleges and the university system are two of the few state agencies receiving an increase in Hassan’s proposal.

The university system says it will not set tuition for the next school year until it sees the final state budget, due June 30. Even with the additional $13 million that Hassan proposed Thursday, the system’s state funding is lower than in 2009 before the Legislature made large cuts.

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