Iowa Regents Ask for Less Money from the Legislature This Year

(Radio Iowa) The board that governs the three state universities will ask for less money from the Iowa Legislature for the new fiscal year than they requested last year.

The Board of Regents will discuss an increase of just under 15 million dollars in general funding from the Legislature at their meeting in Iowa City Thursday. The Regents rquested 32 million dollars last year and the Legislature approved a status quo appropriation with no increase. The Regents then approved a three-point-five percent tuition increase for in-state students, and also approved salary or retention bonuses for the three presidents at the University of Iowa, Iowa State University, and the University of Northern Iowa.