University President Mary Sue Coleman asked the Michigan House of Representatives Appropriations Committee Wednesday to make higher education more accessible with increased university funding.

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Mary Sue Coleman speaks to the appropriations committe. (CLIF REEDER/Daily)

“For the state, access comes with adequate levels of appropriations, and Gov. Granholm’s proposed increase of 3 percent for higher education is a strong first step,” she said. “Still, our state remains dead last nationally with regard to increases in higher education spending over the last five years.”

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