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Gov. Rick Snyder is proposing that Michigan's 15 public universities get 4.3 percent more in state operations funding in the next fiscal year

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LANSING, Michigan — Gov. Rick Snyder is proposing that Michigan's 15 public universities get 4.3 percent more in state operations funding in the next fiscal year.

PHOTO: FILE-- In this Friday, Feb. 5, 2016 file photo, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is interviewed after visited a church that's distributing water and filters to its predominantly Latino parishioners in Flint, Mich. Snyder will propose spending $195 million more to address Flint’s water crisis and another $165 million updating infrastructure across the state in response to lead contamination overwhelming the city. The plan will be detailed in the Republican governor’s annual $54.9 billion budget presentation to the GOP-led Legislature on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
FILE-- In this Friday, Feb. 5, 2016 file photo, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is interviewed after visited a church that's distributing water and filters to its predominantly Latino parishioners in Flint, Mich. Snyder will propose spending $195 million more to address Flint’s water crisis and another $165 million updating infrastructure across the state in response to lead contamination overwhelming the city. The plan will be detailed in the Republican governor’s annual $54.9 billion budget presentation to the GOP-led Legislature on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

The higher education budget Snyder will unveil on Wednesday includes nearly $1.6 billion, according to his office. If approved by lawmakers, it would bring the overall university budget above the level it was when Snyder took office in 2011, when he and lawmakers cut funding by 15 percent to address a deficit.

To get all their state funding, universities would have to limit tuition increases to 4.8 percent or less.

Funding increases would range from a high of 6.8 percent for Grand Valley State to a low of 3.5 percent for Wayne State.

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