University officials accused of exaggerating campus-carry bill’s costs

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Lee’s note: This story just went live on my newspaper’s site.
By Lee Williams

Published: Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 4:08 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 5:01 p.m.

TALLAHASSEE – In an apparent attempt to influence lawmakers considering the campus-carry bill, officials at Florida International University created a list of questionable expenses totaling $1 million, which they claim their institution would incur should the bill become law.

The expense list was then sent to staffers at other universities, one of whom said in an email: “You have to give them props for being creative!”
The campus-carry bill was sponsored by Rep. Greg Steube,

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