Rep. Pelowski: MnSCU is too big, and it splurges on administration

In an interview on state spending, State Rep. Gene Pelowski (DFL-Winona) tells The Caledonia Argus that the size of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system isn't sustainable:

"We can’t afford to have 33 colleges in the MNSCU system. ... There’s far too much duplication of services. With the current economy, and I don’t see it changing for some time, we just can’t afford all the duplication. I’d like to do all the wants and needs of the people in Minnesota, but it’s just not realistic anymore."

And that it was unfair to pay executive bonuses last year:

“Tuition costs went up and the debt went up. And they gave themselves bonuses. How wrong was that?”

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