MIAMI (CBSMiami/NSF) – Florida parents whose children attend a state college or university may want to call or send an email to their representative.

During this legislative session, the House is expected to propose a six percent tuition increase for students in state universities and colleges in its budge, according The Ledger in Lakeland.

House Appropriations Chairman Seth McKeel, R-Lakeland, said the House wants to prevent Florida’s universities from “falling further and further behind their peers throughout the country.”

“I just think we need to keep pace,” he added.

Senate Education Appropriations Chairman Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, told the newspaper that the Senate will not include a tuition increase in its budget proposal.

Gov. Rick Scott is also opposed to the idea.

The News Service of Florida contributed to this report.


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