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texastribune.org — Gov. Rick Perry has been a proponent of legislative efforts to require that universities offer a four-year, flat-rate tuition option for students. And with the Senate's approval Tuesday, such a bill has now passed both chambers, but it includes language that might give the governor pause.
elpasotimes.com — Gov. Rick Perry on Monday signed a bill establishing the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso as its own independent school within the Texas Tech University System. The signing of Senate Bill 120 gives the El Paso campus its own administration, a milestone that supporters said could help transform the city's economy by expanding medical services and research.
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