Fla. Gov. to campaign on college costs and tuition

Rick Scott

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott is hitting the campaign trail this week to discuss college costs and tuition hikes.

Scott plans to make five campaign stops. He will be starting Monday at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers.

The Republican governor has pushed to limit tuition hikes. Scott this year asked legislators to repeal a law that lets state universities raise tuition above the rate set by state legislators.

Scott is expected to sign a bill that would eliminate the ability of universities to raise tuition up to 15 percent a year. The legislation would still allow the University of Florida and Florida State University to raise tuition six percent a year.

Scott is also scheduled to make stops this week in Boca Raton, Orlando, Miami and Pensacola.

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