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Washington State Moves Toward Free and Reduced College Tuition, With Businesses Footing the Bill

May 10, 2019 / Heather Nahmias

The New York Times

by Emily S. Rueb

May 8, 2019

 

Washington State lawmakers have taken a major step toward offering free or reduced college tuition using funds from businesses there, including Amazon and Microsoft, in a move that is being applauded by policy analysts for its innovation and reach.

Last week, state lawmakers passed the Workforce Education Investment Act, which would raise almost $1 billion over a four-year period with a surcharge on companies that employ highly skilled workers, such as accounting, engineering, architecture and consulting firms, and the technology behemoths that operate in the state.

 

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