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Scott carrying free college tuition bill

Scott carrying free college tuition bill

U.S. Rep. Robert C. "Bobby" Scott will carry the president's free community college proposal, which would use federal and state money to provide 2 years free education to millions of students. Scott, D-Newport News, rolled the bill out Wednesday on a conference call with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-WI, who will push the measure in the Senate. President Barack Obama included this proposal in his State of the Union speech. He wants Congress to pledge tens of billions to fund 75 percent of a student's 2-year degree, with states that opt in covering the other 25 percent. Scott's bill also includes new grants for historically...

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