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06/22/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Legislature Shores Up Alabama College Tuition Plan

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- The Alabama Legislature found a compromise Wednesday that shores up the state's prepaid college tuition plan with nearly $548 million over the next 17 years and keeps the state's promise to pay tuition for 44,000 students.

Some legislators complained that the compromise puts a financial pinch on regional universities while exempting the University of Alabama System and Auburn University. But the Senate voted for it 23-8 and the House 85-7.

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