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Northeast Times | October 18, 2021

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Democrats Support Senator Van de Putte’s Higher Education Plan

Democrats Support Senator Van de Putte’s Higher Education Plan

Senator Leticia Van de Putte released her Texas First Higher Education plan where she laid out a plan for the Texas Promise scholarship, a plan for free tuition and fees at community and technical colleges across Texas for up to two years.

Texas Promise is based on the bipartisan Tennessee Promise signed into law by a Republican governor.

Texas Democratic Party Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa released the following statement:

“Senator Van de Putte understands that preparing Texans for the jobs of the future should always be a top priority for our state’s leaders. The Texas Democratic Party applauds this bold and innovative idea from our next lieutenant governor.”

Representative Mary Gonzalez released the following statement:

“Education is my passion, because I know it is the foundation of a better future for all Texans. That is why I am so proud to support Leticia Van de Putte’s Texas First Higher Education Policy and her Texas Promise Scholarship Program. We need leaders like Leticia, who will stand up for our students and fight to make higher education more affordable for everyone.”

Representative Donna Howard released the following statement:

“Though we have made great progress in getting more Texans into higher education, many of those students are not completing a degree or certification. It is critical that we ensure more students are able to achieve the necessary credentials to meet the workforce demands of our dynamic and growing state. Senator Van de Putte has proposed a game-changing solution that expands opportunities for Texas students and meets future job needs for Texas.”