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Gov. Rick Scott decides whether to keep tuition pledge

TALLAHASSEE, FL (AP)- Florida Gov. Rick Scott must decide whether he wants to let two major universities raise tuition higher than what is currently allowed.

Scott is expected on Friday to either sign or veto a bill that would let the University of Florida and Florida State University increase tuition rates above the current 15 percent a year cap.

Scott earlier this week said he remained undecided on the bill (HB 7129). But several times this year Scott has said he does not support raising tuition at this time. The governor did sign a budget, however, that allows Florida colleges to raise tuition five percent.

Supporters of the bill contend the extra tuition money will allow UF and FSU to compete nationally with other well-known public universities in North Carolina, Virginia and Michigan.

 

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