South Carolina lawmakers will consider strategies -- including a tuition cap -- to curb higher-education spending in the state, according to Rep. Brian White, House Ways and Means chairman. However, Julie Carullo, deputy director for the S.C. Commission on Higher Education, says previous tuition caps have not been successful. "We share (Rep. White's) concerns about affordability of higher education and making sure we have an affordable, efficient system," Carullo said. The state's 12 public colleges have asked for more than $772 million in additional spending in the 2014-15 state budget.

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