Minnesota lawmakers are battling over proposals for college affordability.  Under a plan from Senate Republicans, tuition prices would be slashed by five percent for the Minnesota State college system and three percent for the University of Minnesota.  Republican leaders argue the universities should use COVID relief funding from the federal government to fill the gaps.  House Democrats have urged Minnesota State to keep tuition flat, but have not made any requests for the U of M.  Lawmakers need to pass the two-year state budget before the legislative session adjourns on Monday.