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Kavanagh cans $2,000 college fee bill

Rep. John Kavanagh (File Photo)

An Arizona lawmaker says he’s decided to kill a bill that would have required college students to pay a portion of their school tuition.

Republican Rep. John Kavanagh of Fountain Hills says he’s not going to pursue the measure that would have required full-time students to contribute at least $2,000 to pay for school.

Students would not have been able to use university-provided grants, scholarships or tuition benefits to pay the minimum share.

During a hearing on the measure, Kavanagh said it would ensure taxpayers are not subsidizing university educations for students who haven’t earned them.

The Arizona Republic reported Friday that Kavanagh decided to drop the proposal because of rising opposition to it.

Kavanagh says he has no plans to bring it back in the future.

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