More than nine thousand people packed Eastern Michigan University’s Convocation Center Monday to see Bernie Sanders speak. The U.S. Senator from Vermont and Democratic presidential candidate opened his remarks by saying he had just met with Flint residents affected by the city’s water crisis.
A mistake that was repeated annually for 19 years will cost the state over $112 million, as refunds
are issued to seven different universities.
The refund is tied to payments to the Michigan Public School Employees Retirement System. The system had been over billing the universities for nearly two decades.
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State lawmakers could consider adding new penalties for universities that hike tuition above the state’s cap on tuition increases.
This year, lawmakers set that cap at 3.2 percent.
Eleven institutions that authorize charter schools in Michigan risk losing their ability to open new schools, according to state superintendent of schools Mike Flanagan.