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8:47 am
Fri December 7, 2012

NEWSCAST: 'Give Us More Money, And We Wont Raise Tuition'; Tri-Rail Expands Weekend Service

Five years in a row of budget cuts to the state university system has meant fewer classes and higher tuition. 

A group of state university presidents met at the state Capitol this week  to try to strike a bargain with state lawmakers.  Their message: "Give us more money, and we won't raise tuition this year."

 Tri-Rail Expands Service: Tri-Rail is planning to roll out a new, hourly schedule of weekends and holidays.  Currently, the trains run every two hours on those days.  The Sun Sentinel reports Tri-Rail is expanding service after a boost in demand.  About 5,000 people a day ride the train on weekends, which run from Magnolia Park just north of West Palm Beach to Hialeah in Miami.