Florida Gov. Rick Scott's interest in university system crosses line, some say

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Seeking to offset an automatic 1.7 percent tuition increase, Gov. Rick Scott is meeting with university leaders one by one and lobbying them to cut tuition rates by an equal amount next year.

It's not working.

The University of Florida and Florida State University boards of trustees voted Friday to reject the governor's request. Other university leaders have signaled they could do the same this week. And some, like the University of South Florida, want guidance from the state Board of Governors before making a decision.

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