Arkansas Governor’s Free Tuition Plan

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas legislators will fight in the 2017 session over education issues, particularly an appropriate level of funding and authorizations for charter schools, but the governor has indicated he’ll try to make part of their task easier.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson last week said he wants the Legislature to kill a pair of existing tuition programs and use their $8.2 million to set up a new program before the 2017-2018 school year that ensures students headed toward high-demand jobs could attend a two-year college or technical school for free.

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