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Kentucky universities raising tuition to counter state budget cuts
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Friday, May 9, 2014 2:54 PM EDT
It will cost more than $10,000 per year to attend Kentucky's largest public universities in the fall.
Leaders at the other public universities are considering at or near the maximum tuition increases. The increases come after the state legislature approved a 1.5 percent budget cut for higher education. And they come as Democrats and Republicans battle for control of the House of Representatives.
The increases are already an issue in the 2015 governor's race. Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway made higher education part of his platform when announcing his candidacy earlier this week.