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Snyder: Weigh graduation rates in university aid

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Gov. Rick Snyder says he wants part of the funding that Michigan gives its 15 public universities next fiscal year to depend on performance standards that could include graduation rates.

Michigan has been cutting university support and is expected to provide about $1.2 billion next year.

The Detroit Free Press says (http://on.freep.com/tz6msS ) Michigan is 1 of 17 states implementing or studying performance funding.

A leader of Michigan's universities say it's an attempt by lawmakers to take more control that the state constitution places with university governing boards.

Michael Boulus is executive director of the Presidents Council, State Universities of Michigan. He says the move is "an insult" to the boards.

The University of Michigan, Michigan State and Wayne State universities have elected boards, while the others are appointed.

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