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Montana University System sets funding goals

By The Associated Press
Published On: Jan 06 2013 11:05:27 AM MST
MISSOULA, Mont. -

Officials with the Montana University System plan to ask state lawmakers to approve money to pay for building projects, inflationary costs over the next two fiscal years and an increase in employee pay.
    
The Missoulian reports (http://bit.ly/UzI9N1) that the Montana University System has identified its priorities heading into the 2013 legislative session that the group says are needed to meet growth and maintain the state's standard of higher education.
    
Spokesman Kevin McRae says the Montana University System is eyeing legislative approval for building projects in Missoula, Billings, Havre and Bozeman.
    
The Montana Board of Regents has improved all the projects that are included in the long-range building plan.