Lawmakers agree to continue colleges' ability to raise fees
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's colleges and universities would get continued authority to raise fees on students if Gov. John Bel Edwards supports a bill backed by state lawmakers.
The schools' governing boards currently have that fee-hiking ability, but it's set to expire on June 30. A bill by Rep. Chris Broadwater, a Hammond Republican, would continue the authority to set and modify fees until mid-2020.
The Senate gave final passage to the bill Monday with a 30-8 vote, sending it to the governor's desk. The four college management boards would have to report their fee changes each year to state lawmakers.