Michigan State University to get increased state funding

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LANSING, Michigan — Michigan State University will receive a major increase in state funding under the newly inked budget.

University officials say the school expects to raise just over $303 million, up $72 million from last year, the largest increase in public funding that the school has known for more than 10 years.

According to an MSU press release, in the 1980s the school received more than 50% of its funding from the state, but in recent years that amount has dropped to just 20%.

The university said $53 million will be used to renovate the greenhouse complexes and the Center for Dairy Cattle Education and Research.

The remaining portion of the $72 million increase will go to funding the Center for Targeted Violence Prevention and the Apple Developer Academy.

“We are so grateful to our partners who have advocated for us to receive this funding: agricultural commodity groups, legislators and industry leaders,” said Kelly Millenbah, acting dean of the College of Agriculture and natural resources. “Generations of our students will benefit from this investment. When we have improved, state-of-the-art facilities, we can do more to support Michigan farmers and consumers.

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