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U of M students at Capitol Tuesday to protest tuition hikes

University of Minnesota students will be at the Capitol Tuesday to tell legislators to back off any budget plans that would raise tuition.

Buses from the University’s campuses will bring students to St. Paul to rally and meet with legislators.

The College Republicans group says it will be there, too, supporting the call for affordable tuition. They’ll also make a point of asking for “fiscal sanity” at the U.

“We are concerned about the lack of fiscal responsibility being shown by the University Administration, and the legislature must send a message to President-designate Kaler that the University must not balance their budget on the backs of students, blaming only the Minnesota Legislature,” said Tyler Verry, chair of the Minnesota College Republicans.

U.S. Congressman Keith Ellison, state Sen. David Senjem and U of M President Robert Bruininks are scheduled to speak at the noon rally.

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