Connecticut State Sen. Majority Leader Bob Duff, D-Norwalk, is a supporter of tuition-free college, telling the Hour newspaper of Norwalk, “I think it’s a goal we should have, because of the fact that education should be thought of as pre-K through an associates degree as the minimum.” But even he agrees there is a question of how to pay for it.
Meanwhile, Rep. Fred Camillo, R-Greenwich, a member of the legislature’s higher education committee tells the paper: “It sounds great and really catches hold with a lot of younger people, but at the end of the day it’s not free. Someone has to pay for it. I want to see how we are going to pay for it.”
State Rep. Matt Lesser, D-Middletown, has proposed a bill that would put into place a debt-free program for in-state students at public universities. The measure is scheduled for a public hearing