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Re: TO ARMS! Florida's New Law.
« Reply #30 on: June 13, 2005, 10:35:41 AM »
FORT MYERS Florida's university presidents are fighting a bill that would make it harder for students to gain residency status in the state preventing them from eventually paying lower in-state tuition.

The bill (SB 2264) got nearly unanimous approval in both chambers of the legislature last month, passing 39-0 in the Senate and 117-1 in the House. It could save taxpayers as much as $28.2 million in tuition from students who are mistakenly classified as residents, according to a state report.

 But university presidents said Wednesday that it would negatively affect their ability to recruit graduate students, who often rely on gaining residency status after attending school for one year.

The bill would require students to have lived in Florida for one year before their first day at a state university. If they are already enrolled in a university, they could gain residency status only after working full time for one year and not attending school during that time.

Gov. Jeb Bush has yet to sign the bill and asked presidents for their recommendation on what to do.

"Veto it," was the response given Wednesday during the State University Presidents Association meeting at Florida Gulf Coast University.

In lieu of the bill, the presidents said they want the Board of Governors to adopt a rule that would apply the language only to undergraduate students.

The presidents association's meeting preceded today's Board of Governors meeting.

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Re: TO ARMS! Florida's New Law.
« Reply #31 on: June 25, 2005, 07:55:26 AM »
Bush vetoed the bill on Thursday.

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Re: TO ARMS! Florida's New Law.
« Reply #32 on: June 25, 2005, 09:31:20 AM »

not to start flame-bait, but florida's grade school educational system is pretty crappy.  this changes at the university/college level with the influx of out of state students, including doctoral candidates.  and many/most of these brain imports tend to stay within the state, for its weather and tax friendly climate.  that's why this bill didn't make any sense from the perspective of importing talent

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Re: TO ARMS! Florida's New Law.
« Reply #33 on: June 27, 2005, 02:44:40 PM »
I'm disgusted that this law was vetoed. FL needs money for it's residents, not for tourists.

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Re: TO ARMS! Florida's New Law.
« Reply #34 on: July 06, 2005, 10:34:33 PM »
a TTT in Florida

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Re: TO ARMS! Florida's New Law.
« Reply #35 on: July 07, 2005, 09:58:21 AM »
bright futures wouldnt have done me any good at any of those....

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Re: TO ARMS! Florida's New Law.
« Reply #36 on: July 07, 2005, 03:23:23 PM »
USF isn't a TTT, at least I don't think so.  A fair amount of the top students from my hs went there that did not want to/could not go to UF/FSU.  I was just curious because you mentioned on another post that if your Econ classes are easy, then the dept is pretty weak.  Well UF's Econ classes are very easy, I can vouch for that!

Yeah, USF is fairly selective. Besides,where you go to undergrad doesn't matter that much.

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Re: TO ARMS! Florida's New Law.
« Reply #37 on: July 07, 2005, 03:48:56 PM »
USF isn't a third tier toilet, at least I don't think so.  A fair amount of the top students from my hs went there that did not want to/could not go to UF/FSU.  I was just curious because you mentioned on another post that if your Econ classes are easy, then the dept is pretty weak.  Well UF's Econ classes are very easy, I can vouch for that!

oh no dont get me wrong, I love USF and have no problems with it... i just find it amusing that is literally a TTT.  last time i looked USF was a third tier UG school, nothing to be ashamed of at all considering the school is only like 50yrs old compared to other in state dinosaurs like FSU and UF that are both closer or over a 100yrs old, i believe