California lawmakers are making it easier to get a college education. The state Legislature sent AB-19 to Governor Brown yesterday, and it awaits his signature. The bill aims to make the first year of community college tuition-free, although it has no funding mandate.
Nearly 43% of community college students already get a tuition-free education under the Board of Governor's waiver. The state's number crunchers say expanding that to all students would cost between $30 and $50-million dollars.