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Florida Polytechnic University might not ask for $25 million after all

Florida Polytechnic University's Board of Trustees might be having a change of heart about its decision to ask the Legislature for $25 million. In recent weeks, lawmakers and the state Board of Governors have expressed concern about why the newly created university would be asking for additional dollars so soon.

Now, Poly's chief operating officer Ava Parker is recommending that the school back track from the request, the Lakeland Ledger reports. She said that recommendation was based on additional information about the school's finances and projections, but we wonder if the expected dressing down at the next Board of Governors meeting and indications that the Legislature might not be willing to write Poly another check might also have something to do with Poly Trustees' about-face.

Read the Ledger's report here.

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Can't take anymore

Looks like the administration at the new Florida P.U. may have finally realized they don't have JD Alexander in Tallahassee anymore to bully the Legislature and the other state universities. Political payback will commence sooner than they ever thought.

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