Free college programs have sprung up in New York, Tennessee, Oregon, Rhode Island and California and now Connecticut lawmakers are looking into a similar plan to help students complete their degree.
“Connecticut has a lot of residents stuck in the pipeline,” state Sen. Beth Bye, co-chair of the legislature’s Higher Education committee said. “It is a real issue. So many students don’t matriculate.”
As a result, she said skilled jobs that employers need go unfilled.