Proposal echoes President Obama's call for free community college, which has not yet been implemented by Congress


community-collegeTuition at community and technical colleges in Washington would be free for state residents without a bachelor's degree under a proposal announced Jan. 19 by a group of Democratic lawmakers.

Some qualifying students could also get a stipend for books and other expenses based on family income, lawmakers said at a news conference. The plan would apply to part-time students, too.

"We know that a high school diploma, while still foundational for every student, is simply not...

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