R.I. Lawmakers Warm Up to Free Tuition

Even under new management, the Senate remains a mostly welcoming place for Gov. Gina Raimondo and her education policies.

Raimondo took her campaign for two years of tuition-free public college to the Senate Finance Committee last week and was greeted with mostly positive comments from senators.

New Senate President Dominick Ruggerio β€” whose enthusiasm for the plan has been under close watch since he replaced strong supporter M. Teresa Paiva Weed β€” even put in a (non-speaking) appearance.

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