Cedar Rapids Gazette: After lawmakers this summer cut $8 million in state aid from Iowa’s public universities, the Board of Regents is planning to request it back — as well as $18 million more in general education support as part of an overall $29.3 million bump for the next budget year. Should lawmakers agree to those boosts — plus other ancillary increases — regent appropriations would increase from $613.6 million to $642.9 million.