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Tennessee Governor Proposes Free Community College Throughout The State

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Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam delivers his State of the State address to a joint session of the General Assembly, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski) | ASSOCIATED PRESS

Gov. Bill Haslam, in his final State of the State address before seeking re-election this fall, unveiled a plan Monday night to waive tuition for students at community colleges and technology centers.

The Republican governor proposed setting aside $300 million from the Tennessee Education Lottery to fund an endowment that would cover all tuition and fees to two-year institutions for all graduating high school seniors. The plan also calls for reducing Hope scholarships for incoming students at four-year universities by $1,000 for the first two years.

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