03/19/2013 12:39 pm ET Updated May 19, 2013

House Subcommittee Bill Would Strip $74.8 Million From Wayne State, U-M Campuses

Republicans in the state House took a hard financial slap at two Michigan universities Tuesday morning, passing a funding bill through a subcommittee that would strip a total of $74.8 million in state aid from Wayne State University and the three University of Michigan campuses.

The move is in retaliation for the universities agreeing to labor contracts that were seen by Republican lawmakers as an end run around the state's new right-to-work law.

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