Two bills in the General Assembly, both prompted by transparency concerns at the University of Virginia, have near-unanimous support with lawmakers, The Daily Progress reported this week.
“One of the proposals would require state colleges’ governing boards to post 30 days’ notice when they plan to vote on a proposed tuition increase,” according to The Daily Progress. “The notice would have to include “a projected range of the proposed increase, an explanation of the need for the increase, and notice of the date, time and location of any vote,” according to the bill, sponsored by J. Chapman Petersen, D-Fairfax City.
The bill passed unanimously in the state Senate earlier this month and was referred to the House of Delegates’ higher education subcommittee.
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