(St. Paul, MN) -- A recent Wall Street Journal article about the University of Minnesota has some top lawmakers at the State Capitol unhappy. The analysis shows a 37 percent increase in administrative staff at the U over the past decade -- about double the increase in faculty and student population. Senate Democratic Majority Leader Tom Bakk (BOCK) says he's very troubled by it. Bakk says he's asked U-of-M President Eric Kaler (KAY'-ler) for a preliminary report by mid-March on how the U's administrative costs compare to other Big Ten universities. Bakk adds the number of administrators built up over time, which he says doesn't necessarily reflect on Kaler's leadership -- but Bakk says he wants to know how Kaler is going to respond to the criticism.