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University funding a work in progress in Iowa

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -

Leaders of the Iowa Board of Regents are relying on supporters of the state's three public universities to convince lawmakers to reverse budget cuts and increase funding.

During a meeting in Iowa City on Wednesday, Board President Craig Lang said alumni, donors and other university supports should speak up now if they want to see a change in lawmakers making cuts to higher education funding.

The state senate has approved a bill to increase funding for universities by $34 million for 2013. The Iowa house has approved a $31 million budget cut.

Governor Terry Branstad is pushing for a $20 million increase.

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