Brady wants to push university privatization discussion

April 4, 2015 4:12 PM

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As Illinois' 12 public universities were planning last month for the possibility of steep funding cuts proposed by the state's new Republican governor, Bruce Rauner, a state senator quietly proposed legislation that would have gone much further: privatizing them all.

Sen. Bill Brady, a Republican from Bloomington, introduced his university funding legislation on March 18 and withdrew it a week later. Although he said he won't try to push his plan further this year, he hopes it will start a serious discussion about the state's future role in the funding of higher...

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