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Governor wants to allow 14 percent tuition increases

Source: blog.seattletim Posted By: Georgia S...4673 days ago

Gov. Chris Gregoire wants to let four-year universities increase tuition by 14 percent a year for the next two years.

She also proposed letting two-year institutions increase tuition by 7 percent a year.

The move comes in response to deep cuts in the higher education budgets proposed by the state House and Senate. The Legislature is looking for ways to reduce state spending by nearly $4 billion because of declining tax revenue amid the ongoing recession.

Currently, state law caps tuition....

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