Higher education in Tennessee now Gov. Haslam's focus

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Today, a Tennessee Board of Regents panel will consider tuition increases at the universities and colleges and make recommendations to the full board. On the table are:Increases of between 3 and 6 percent for most universities and colleges, including Chattanooga State. The University of Memphis could see a 5-8 percent increase.Students at Regents-operated technical centers could see tuition increases of 5-10 percent.

NASHVILLE -- After pushing changes to teacher tenure laws in 2011 and overhauling civil service this year, Gov. Bill Haslam now plans to take a close look at Tennessee's system of higher education, including its "cost structure."