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House and Senate disagree on tuition increases



When it comes to higher education funding, the one big area of disagreement that remains between the House and the Senate is tuition increases.

The House has budgeted a 6 percent tuition increase for state universities that would would provide an extra $93 million in revenue. The House also proposed a similar tuition hike for state colleges worth $53 million.

Senate education budget chief Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, said the upper chamber was "holding the line" that tuition should not be increased. "The whole idea is to try to make it easier for young people to get a college education," he told reporters on Saturday.

Even if the two sides agree on boosting tuition, Gov. Rick Scott is likely to veto it. Let's just say school leaders are not banking on that money.

Read more about how education spending is shaping up on The Buzz.

[Last modified: Saturday, April 20, 2013 12:37pm]


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