State Senator Amends Bill On To Give Legislators Tuition Control

Thursday, June 22nd 2006, 6:25 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A Henryetta state senator amends a higher education measure to return control over tuition increases to the Legislature.

Term-limited Senator Frank Shurden, a Democrat, has complained in the past of large tuition increases since the Legislature in 2003 gave the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education sole authority to approve the changes.

Before 2003, members of the state House and state Senate voted on tuition schedules for state colleges and universities.

Shurden is running for labor commissioner this year.

State Senate President Pro Tem Mike Morgan says he doesn't think Shurden's amendment will pass.