The Providence Journal, RI

Raimondo: Dropping Free College Tuition Plan Would Be a Mistake

May 17, 2017

In a sit-down with reporters on Tuesday, Governor Raimondo acknowledged the state’s new “budget reality” may force her to scale back — but definitely not withdraw — her high-profile call for two years of free state-college-tuition.  She called the state’s newly projected $100 million revenue shortfall in the new budget year that begins on July 1 “a short-term revenue problem driven in large part by uncertainty out of Washington.”

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