OKLAHOMA HOUSE removes tuition bill from consideration

Tuesday, May 8th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Oklahoma City-AP) -- A bill to allow the state Regents for Higher Education to increase college tuition for the next five years has been removed from consideration.

Democratic leaders in the state House pulled the measure in an apparent effort to get the Senate to renegotiate the money designated for education. The bill to remove tuition-raising authority from the Legislature has passed the Senate.

Senate negotiators want higher education to get at least 30 (m) million dollars while the House says 23 (m) million is enough. The House wants the difference to go to common education.

State Representative Danny Hilliard of Sulphur says the chance of the tuition bill going forward is about 50-50.