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