Fla. governor signs budget and vetoes tuition hikes

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Governor Rick Scott announced Monday that he is using his line item veto power to nix a three percent tuition increase for university students.

Scott pointed out that he had to work while he was in college in order to pay for it and said students should be able to graduate and get a job without being burdened by “massive debt.”

“Higher education is one of the best ways we can Floridians to get a great job,” Scott wrote. “It is also one of the best ways we can provide every family the opportunity to pursue their dreams, regardless of where they start in life … Therefore I believe it is incumbent upon state leaders to ensure the cost of higher education remains accessible to as many Floridians as possible.”

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