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State Representative Giovanni Capriglione Receives Accolades for Work on Higher Education
(Southlake)- On Thursday, State Representative Giovanni Capriglione received the “Champion for Higher Education” award from Tarrant County College for his efforts to improve investment opportunities for community colleges during the 85th Legislative Session.
After learning of the limited investment opportunities available to local community colleges, Capriglione partnered with Senator Jane Nelson of Denton to pass HB 1472, which afforded community colleges more flexibility in managing their oil and gas royalties. The unanimous passage of this important bill will result in a net increase of up to $800,000 per year, which will be available for student scholarships and additional needs.
Capriglione stated, “I am humbled to receive this recognition, but my real reward is seeing students receive the benefits of higher education. I look forward to partnering with our local community colleges in the future as we seek to find additional ways to open doors for students to pursue their dreams of continued education.”