TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott is rejecting a bill that would have let two major universities raise tuition higher than what is currently allowed.

Scott on Friday vetoed the legislation that would have let the University of Florida and Florida State University increase tuition rates above the current 15 percent a year cap.

The governor earlier this week said he was 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 contended the extra tuition money will allow UF and FSU to compete nationally with other well-known public universities in North Carolina, Virginia and Michigan.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Tampa

A Florida Gator Leaves School Early For NFL DraftHis size, strength and quickness have NFL scouts projecting him to be an early round pick.
It's a Date | November 2017It's a Date is our monthly calendar created to help you keep up with everything Tampa Bay has to offer!

Listen Live