Legislator wants to make cap on ND higher ed fees permanent

BISMARCK, N.D. (GPN) – North Dakota lawmakers are supporting a proposal to permanently limit the growth of some college student fees.

The North Dakota Senate’s Education Committee debated the bill Wednesday.

Under current law, increases in most college fees are capped at one percent of what a North Dakota student pays for tuition.

The cap goes away in June. But Senate Education Committee chairman Tim Flakoll (FLAH’-koll) of Fargo says there’s support in the Legislature for making it permanent.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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