(KNOXVILLE, Tenn.) -- Gov. Bill Haslam said on Thursday that holding a special session to discuss using surplus state revenues to stop tuition increases was not necessary, the Tennessean reports.
Lawmakers had requested a session to be held in August at a news conference on Wednesday. They say the state has about $225 million in excess revenues that could be used to aid students. While the governor did not support a special session, he told board members that will devote more attention to higher education, especially tuition costs and improving graduation rates, the paper says.
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