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Capitol Report 1/31/22 – Free College Proposal Passes First Hurdle

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Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham is backing a proposal designed to deliver tuition-free college to every New Mexican who wishes to pursue higher education.

Jason Espinoza reports from the Roundhouse:

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Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham is lending her support to Senate Bill 140, sponsored by Senator Liz Stefanics and Representative Joy Garratt, which is intended to expand tuition-free public college to more students in New Mexico.

Higher Education Department Secretary Stephanie Rodriguez outlines the proposal

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The bill was approved by the Senate Education Committee 5 to 3 and will now be considered by the Senate Finance Committee.

For the New Mexico News Network, I’m Jason Espinoza

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