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Tuition bill gets OK from legislative panel

The state’s three largest four-year institutions are one step closer to gaining the authority to set tuition.

Last night, a legislative panel moved a bill forward that would grant the University of Washington, Washington State University and Western Washington University limited tuition-setting authority for six years starting from the 2011-2012 academic year.

The Senate Ways and Means Committee voted 14-3 to pass Substitute Senate Bill 6562, which would allow the schools’ governing boards to raise resident undergraduate tuition by up to 14 percent per year. But the average annual compounded rate of increase may not exceed 9 percent

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