Tuition-raising power may go to universities

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Rep. Barry Ivey, R-Baton Rouge, wants to take the handcuffs off higher education’s ability to raise tuition without legislative approval. Photo by Samuel Carter Karlin

Rep. Barry Ivey, R-Baton Rouge, wants to take the handcuffs off higher education’s ability to raise tuition without legislative approval.

By Samuel Carter Karlin

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana students and families could pay more for colleges and universities in the future if the ability to raise tuition transfers from the Legislature to school governing boards as proposed in two bills before the Legislature.

These proposed measures would take the schools off their traditional legislative leash.

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