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Pittsburgh colleges throw book at mayor's tuition tax

Source: post-gazette.co Posted By: brad S...3325 days ago

The tuition tax that Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl sees as the city's ticket out of financial distress drew mixed reviews from council members, yelps from students and parents and harsh words from some of the biggest targeted schools yesterday.

The city's colleges immediately condemned the move and scheduled a news conference for tomorrow.

Duquesne University rallied its staff with an e-mail calling the proposed 1 percent levy on tuition "an attack on college access and affordability.

"[I]t....

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