Some higher education unions are trying to get their contracts renegotiated before Michigan's right-to-work law takes effect in late March, which is irking state Representative Al Pscholka of Stevensville. Lansing's Capitol-insider MIRS News reports he is pushing a new plan to set performance funding for universities at $100 million in fiscal 2014 along with the 2% funding increase proposed by Governor Snyder, but only if those schools don't enter long contracts to skirt right-to-work and keep tuition increases at or below 2.5%. The idea is specifically going after Wayne State University in Detroit, as contract talks are underway for a new 10-year deal for union faculty and administrators. Additionally, the Democratically-controlled University of Michigan Board of Regents, will reportedly informally discuss the same sort of contract revamping when it meets Thursday. The issue is not on the board agenda for public discussion this week.
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