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November 17, 2004

Albany -- The Board of Regents wants to do something about the skyrocketing cost of college textbooks. On average, students spend almost 20% of their total college cost on books. The regents are now supporting legislation to put the brakes on textbook markups.

"I spend more than $300 dollars on books and that's just for two classes," says one ASU student.

Bookmakers claim the rise in book prices is less about profits and more about study materials packaged with textbooks that are in high demand by professors.

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