Seliger hopes his legislation lowers tuition costs

Seliger hopes his legislation lowers tuition costs

Simone Jasper

Texas universities will be more affordable for students if state Sen. Kel Seliger has his way. The chair of the Senate Committee on Higher Education filed bills this legislative session aimed at lowering tuition costs.

“We would like college to be both accessible and affordable,” Seliger, an Amarillo Republican, said. “Texas is competitive in tuition. We want to make sure it remains that way.”

The lawmaker shared his comments with the Midland Reporter-Telegram during a public meet-and-greet and lunch on Friday. His office provided free meals for up to 400 people at Mac’s Bar-B-Q.

The event celebrated Governor for a Day, a tradition that honors the president pro tempore of the Texas Senate, according to a press release from Seliger’s office. He also planned to meet Senate District 31 constituents in Odessa, Big Spring and Amarillo.

“Normally, Governor for a Day is on the capitol grounds and has big lunches and speeches,” Seliger said. “I wanted to go to the places where I have a lot of friends and interact with the people who sent me to the Senate.”

J.D. Faircloth, former mayor of Midland, has attended other Seliger events. He appreciates that the lawmaker chose to meet with constituents face-to-face.

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