Scramblewatch Q&A: Republican Doug Sposito on Higher Ed

Doug Sposito is one of four Republican candidates running for a seat in Legislative District 30 House of Representatives. We asked him some questions on education policy.

Should the state provide more funding for universities?

Yes.

Should the Board of Regents increase tuition for in-state students?

Not for in-state tuition.

Should the Board of Regents increase tuition for out-of-state students?

I think that the out-of-state tuition should be market based.

Should tuition money be used to provide financial aid for low-income students?

No.

Was it a good idea for the Legislature to allow the Board of Regents to borrow more than a billion dollars for capital projects, with the expectation that the bonds could be paid back through lottery proceeds?

No, first off they didn’t identify specific projects, they just sort of laid out that they wanted a billion dollars. That’s an example of when borrowing money did not get us through the commitments we had. Borrowing that money was simply to expand and this is not the time to be expanding.

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