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Board of Governors gives up on Bright Futures changes for now

State University System Chancellor Mark Rosenberg on Thursday announced that the Board of Governors will not push for any changes to the state's popular Bright Futures scholarship program. Rosenberg said that instead the Board of Governors will push instead to secure "adequate support" for universities and stop the "brain drain from Florida's universities."

Rosenberg, via a press release, said that a discussion on Bright Futures planned for March will be postponed until "we get a signal from legislative leadership that the scholarship program is coming under legislative review."

It would have been a long shot to do much with Bright Futures during this election year. Not helping is that Senate President Ken Pruitt has pretty much declared war on the board and one of his top priorities this session is a constitutional amendment that would make it clear that the Legislature, not the BOG, controls tuition.

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