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Technology Fee May Be Coming

September 27th, 2007 by Mike Vasilinda

As state lawmakers begin cutting a billion dollars from the state budget, one state lawmaker is suggesting college students begin paying a technology fee to help pay for computer upgrades and other things such as wireless networks on the state’s 11 college campuses. State Senator Jim King says most students would gladly pay for better technology Sen. Jim King of Jacksonbvile says if he can pass the legislation, he is offering a reprieve for a year. “You get a 5% discretionary the universities can do it if they want, they don’t have to do it if they don’t want. But kicking it in 2009 gives the students the opportunity if it is passed to know that in 2009 I am going to have to come up with more money for tuition because the fee is going to be increased for technology. But it is a win win situation.” say King.
The idea was considered by lawmakers this past spring and rejected.

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