State lawmakers are scheduled to vote on a bill today aimed at helping colleges and universities weather the financial storm. Senate leaders unveiled the bi-partisan measure last week, only to have it go through a major re-write that’s more in line with what the Governor wants. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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