NEWS AND VIEWS THAT IMPACT LIMITED CONSTITUTIONAL GOVERNMENT
"There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with
power to endanger the public liberty." - - - - John Adams
Monday, October 16, 2017
Free college for all says California Democrats
"To each according to their need . . . "
And that "need" is a bottomless pit
(AP) -- The first year of community college would be free for full-time, in-state students under a bill sent to Gov. Jerry Brown by California lawmakers.
The bill given final approval by the Assembly Wednesday would waive the $46 per unit fee for one academic year for first-time students.
Democratic Assemblyman Miguel Santiago of Los Angeles says his bill “is absolutely doable” because it would cost about $31 million in existing state dollars.
Fellow Democrat and co-author David Chiu of San Francisco says some campuses already are waiving first-year fees. He says California would follow the lead of Tennessee in creating the program. He noted that California had free tuition until 1984, when tuition costs began to rise.