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Senate advances Excellence in Higher Education legislation

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Senate Bill 2, the Florida Excellence in Higher Education Act, and Senate Bill 4, Faculty Recruitment, both sponsored by Sen. Bill Galvano Wednesday passed the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education. “As these key bills continue to move through our committee process, I am encouraged by the feedback from and focus on our college and university students,” said Senate President Joe Negron. “The opportunity to hear from students and learn about the challenges they face as they work to complete…

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Bill Galvano files two key elements of Florida Excellence in Higher Education Act

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State Sen. Bill Galvano filed two essential bills in the Senate’s Excellence in Higher Education Agenda, which seeks to improve Florida colleges and universities while keeping schools accountable to taxpayers. The Bradenton Republican, who chairs the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education, filed Senate Bills 2 and 4 Wednesday for the 2017 Legislative Session, which begins March 7. Known collectively as the “Florida Excellence in Higher Education Act,” SB 2 promotes on-time graduation by expanding financial assistance and support for…

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