The Senate Education Committee on Wednesday unanimously voted to advance a bill that would freeze tuition at state colleges and universities until the 2018-19 school year.  After that point, the bill requires a unanimous vote by a university’s Board to raise tuition more than 2 percent over the most recent Consumer Price Index (CPI) increase. … Continued

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Senate Education Committee Hears Proposed UT Budget

The Senate Education Committee convened yesterday for a round of budget hearings that included the proposed FY15 budget for the University of Tennessee System.  Ultimately, members voted unanimously to “move the budget,” sending it on to the Senate Finance, Ways, and Means Committee. UT President Joe DiPietro began his budget testimony with an appreciation to … Continued

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