Should state universities be able to raise their tuition beyond the 15 percent cap set by the Florida Legislature? Depends who you ask. At a State University System of Florida Board of Governors meeting on Thursday, political heavy hitters such as Gov. Rick Scott, Senate President Mike Haridopolos, R-Merritt Island, and House Speaker Dean Cannon, R-Winter Park, all stopped by for a question-and-answer session. Each was asked his stance on allowing universities to raise tuition beyond the 15 percent cap, known as ?uition differential.?Scott said he would support tuition deregulation. The Board of Governors ?hould have much more power over what your prices are,?Scott said. In a more equivocal response, Cannon said ?verything is on the table
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