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Higher Education

This California Democrat is proposing a tax on millionaires to make public colleges tuition-free for in-state students

Assemblywoman Susan Talamantes Eggman (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)
Assemblywoman Susan Talamantes Eggman (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

To tackle concerns about college affordability, a Democratic legislator is proposing to make public colleges and universities tuition-free for all Californians, and wants to tax millionaires to do it.

The measure, which echoes calls for tuition-free college by former presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), is the latest in a flood of legislation that's been introduced this year to address concerns about the rising cost of attending college.

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