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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Price of Politics, Etc.: Purple matters

Excerpted from this post at Price of Politics, Etc.

We had a fascinating, albeit sad, conversation on "Purple Matters"
last night. ... So much of everyone's focus is on money right now. And
rightfully so, as we remain in the middle of this Great Recession. As
state leaders keep looking for ways to cut expenses to make the
numbers work, Iowans for Tax Relief came up with an idea. President Ed
Failor, Jr. joined us to share it. He wants to merge all three state
university systems into one. The University of Northern Iowa, Iowa
State and the University of Iowa would still exist in their three
separate locations but they would have one president, for example.
Failor said other states like Minnesota and Wisconsin have just one
system and save tens of millions of dollars doing that.


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