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Tuition bill advances in Colo. Senate

May 5, 2010

Legislative leadership and Gov. Bill Ritter's office are working on a bill that advanced Tuesday which would allow university officials greater flexibility to raise tuition to help cushion budget cuts.

The Senate gave initial approval Tuesday to a plan that would permit Colorado colleges and universities the ability to boost tuition by 9 percent each year.

Meanwhile, Sen. Chris Romer introduced legislation that would require the state lottery to increase its annual sales by enough to put an extra $100 million into the state's general fund for work-study programs and other aid to low- and middle-income students.

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