Hillyard says education fared well in Utah legislative session

<strong>LOGAN—</strong> State Senator Lyle Hillyard of Logan said there’s never enough money when it comes to education, because Utah has a large number of children. But he said this year public education came out of the legislative session better than had been hoped.

On KVNU’s Crosstalk show on March 15, Hillyard said he also feels higher education did pretty well.

“Utah State was able to get an extra $3 million, which will help with enticing graduate students to come here. Looking at Utah State, one thing that we really need to pick up is our graduate school enrollment – especially in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math. I think (USU) President (Stan) Albrecht is committed to do that, and we were able to get an extra $3 million to him that would help in that program.”

Unfortunately he said, there will probably have to be increases in tuition at Utah State, but that growth was fully funded in public schools and teachers will get a 2 percent pay raise.

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