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      Snyder plans 6 pct. funding hike for universities

      Michigan's 15 public universities would see a 6 percent increase in state funding under Gov. Rick Snyder's budget proposal.

      The increase proposed Wednesday would give the schools additional state aid for the third straight year after four consecutive years of cuts. Aid to universities currently is down one-third from just seven years ago and was cut significantly by Snyder in his first year in office.

      Schools wouldn't get some funding if they increase tuition more than 3.2 percent.

      Michigan's 28 community colleges are due for a 3 percent funding increase.