Gov. Scott to tackle state university issues at Board of Governors meeting

ORLANDO, Fla. - Gov. Rick Scott, who has been at odds with state university officials and faculty on issues ranging from tuition to course offerings, is expected to address those issues during his remarks at the Board of Governors meeting.

The board oversees the state's 12 public universities. It is meeting Tuesday on the campus of the University of Central Florida.

The Florida legislature cut the universities' funding by $300 million when Scott signed the state's new budget into law.

Scott is against tuition hikes and vetoed a bill that would have let both the University of Florida and Florida State University exceed the current 15 percent annual legal limit. UF is asking the board for a 9 percent increase, but most of the other 11 schools want a full 15 percent.

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