Gov. Rick Scott Vetoes FSU and UF Larger Tution Increases

Earlier this week, Gov. Rick Scott told NewsChannel 7 he hadn't decided what he would do with a bill that would allow UF and FSU to have virtually unlimited tuition increases. Apparently he's decided.

Friday Evening the governor vetoed the bill. The legislation would have let the University of Florida and Florida State University increase tuition rates above the current 15 percent a year cap.

The university's presidents said they needed the extra money to keep good professors, and to compete with other nationally-known public colleges like those in North Carolina, Michigan and Virginia. but Gov. Scott said earlier this year he was not in-favor of larger tuition increases this year.

The budget he signed earlier this month does allow Florida colleges to raise tuition five percent.


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