House passes bill to give universities power over tuition

By Jack Richards

BATON ROUGE — The House voted 95-7 to allow the management boards of the state’s colleges and universities to raise or lower tuition without the legislature’s approval.

Senate Bill 80, by Sen. Blade Morrish, R-Jennings, would let the boards of the LSU, UL and Southern systems and the community and technical colleges to set their own tuition rates.

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