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Crist signs tuition differential, corporate tax credit scholarship bills

Once upon a time (a year ago), Gov. Charlie Crist strenuously opposed tuition hikes at Florida's universities, even as the schools' leaders begged for more. Today, the governor signed a bill letting the universities raise tuition into law.

The governor also put his pen to new rules for corporate tax credit scholarships, known as vouchers to some critics. The program is gaining more widespread support as it becomes easier for low-income families to participate.

Finally, Crist closed off public access to dependent information of public employees. Thank Joel Chandler, who pressed the Polk school district to release such information, for the new exemption to the Sunshine Law.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:25am]


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