Education

Apr 30, 2013 3:58 PM by AP(PHOTO COURTESY: MGN ONLINE)

Bill would allow colleges to set their own tuition

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Two measures that would take lawmakers out of setting college tuition rates have started advancing in the Louisiana House.

The House Education Committee approved a bill Tuesday that would allow boards for the state's four public college systems to increase tuition and fee amounts under a policy that would be established by the Board of Regents.

The proposal, by New Orleans Rep. Walt Leger, was approved 13-4.

A second bill approved Tuesday by the House and Governmental Affairs Committee would take a different approach.

That measure by Shreveport Rep. Thomas Carmody would spell out in the Louisiana Constitution that college tuition and fee increases don't require a legislative vote.

Both bills head to the full House for debate.

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