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Gov. Christie Wants More Autonomy For College Presidents

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Gov. Chris Christie attends a town hall meeting - Parsippany, NJ - Dec 3, 2010 - Photo: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office

Gov. Chris Christie (credit: Tim Larsen/Governor’s Office)

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said he wants to do away with a cap in tuition increases at the state’s public universities.

Christie told New Jersey Press Media he may have made a mistake last year when he imposed a 4 percent limit on increases.

He said college presidents should be free to seek market prices and have more autonomy over the universities and that it should not be the governor’s job to manage the state’s universities.

A spokesman for the U.S. Student Association said that’s a flawed idea because higher education doesn’t work like markets for other goods and services.

Christie was expected to unveil his state budget next month.

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