College Tuition In Florida Heats Up Campaign

“College tuition costs too much. Everybody knows that — well, everyone but Charlie Crist.”

That’s the opening of the latest TV ad for Gov. Rick Scott’s re-election campaign as he seeks to blame the problem on his likely
Democratic opponent and predecessor in office, former Gov. Charlie Crist.

If Scott has his way, the increases will be a major issue in the campaign heading into November’s election.

Both Scott and Crist have overseen university tuition increases as governor, and both have vetoed college tuition increases. Experts say tuition has gone up under both men for reasons that would have been tough for any governor to resist.

For more on this story, visit William March (The Tampa Tribune).