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College Textbook Prices Could Lower in Next Legislative Session

"I think they're ridiculous, and my books, just for one semester, were almost six hundred dollars," says Aimee Dutchover "I think they're ridiculous, and my books, just for one semester, were almost six hundred dollars," says Aimee Dutchover

As more and more college students notice text book prices draining their pockets, Texas lawmakers have recently proposed a way to lessen the burden.

College expenses can be a huge pain for any student. And text book prices don't help.

Students like Aimee Dutchover and Regina Leatherman think text book prices are an outrage.

"I'm a college student, I'm trying to get somewhere and I don't want to spend the money if I don't have to," says Regina.

Aimee agrees, "I think they're ridiculous, and my books, just for one semester, were almost six hundred dollars."

There is hope, however. For several years, texas college students like have spoken out against high book prices.  Now, the Texas legislature is working on making college text books more affordable.

They passed a bill that allows text books to be tax free for one week during the fall and spring semesters.  That could save college students about one hundred dollars per semester on books.

But before the bill can become a law, it has one more stop to make.  It must make it through the Texas House in the next legislative session. But that won't be until January 2009.

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