Tuition Hike Proposed at UMaine 

Tuition could go up by as much as 6 percent at the University of Maine.University System will discuss the proposal Monday at a meeting.Spokesman John Diamond says tuition hikes are always a last resort…and that campuses are already making big budget cuts to try and avoid them.Umaine Orono is already planning to lay off 32 people.If the tuition increase is approved, UMaine students would pay about $7,600.