One senator sees conflict as bills addressing higher-ed cost are thwarted, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported this week.
“A state senator spoke out Tuesday against what he said is “an obvious conflict of interest” as legislation intended to address the cost of higher education continues to stall in the General Assembly,” the Richmond-based newspaper reported. “Sen. J. Chapman Petersen, D-Fairfax City, objected when the Senate higher education subcommittee advanced a bill to the full committee with the understanding it then would be referred to the Senate Finance Committee, where a half-dozen other proposals related to tuition charges have died.”
The Finance Committee is co-chaired by Sen. Thomas K. Norment Jr., a Republican from James City County who is on the faculty of the College of William & Mary.
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