UPDATE: Pennsylvania Future Caucus co-chair Nick Micarelli (R) was joined by fellow Caucus co-chair Kevin Boyle (D) and over a dozen bipartisan co-sponsors in introducing the bill. Click here to learn more about PA House Bill 2305.
Two lawmakers in Pennsylvania's House of Representatives hope to address what's become major issues for many millennials — college affordability and student debt — when the General Assembly reconvenes in Harrisburg later this month.
Reps. Kevin Boyle and Nick Miccarelli are co-sponsoring a bill to freeze tuition for five years at the universities that make up Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education, which include West Chester and Millersville.
If successful, it would be only the second time in the system's 33-year history it did not raise tuition.
"We have the problem that — regardless of if [former] Gov. Rendell is funding them at record levels or [former] Gov. Corbett is cutting or Gov. Wolf is attempting to fund — that the tuition increase stays the same regardless of the state appropriation," said Miccarelli, R-Delaware.
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Two lawmakers in Pennsylvania's House of Representatives hope to address what's become major issues for many millennials - college affordability and student debt - when the General Assembly reconvenes in Harrisburg later this month. Reps.