California Lawmaker Wants Tax to Fund Tuition-free College

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Some California Democrats want to make college tuition free for in-state students by taxing very wealthy residents. Assemblywoman Susan Talamantes Eggman said Monday she’s introducing a bill to create a 1 percent tax on Californians earning more than $1 million per year. The Stockton Democrat says the tax would provide an estimated $2.2 billion each year – enough revenue to make public colleges tuition free for residents. “I see this as an investment in California’s overall future,” she said, adding that the measure will help middle-class families send their kids to college. The bill, AB1356, comes on... [Read more...]
Published on March 21, 2017 By cmaadmin
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