CLBC Member Urges Newsom To Support Student Debt-Free Bill

Source: The Observer: Antonio Harvey

“California could be the first state in the nation with a true debt-free college plan if we adopt a budget that is now being debated in the Assembly and Senate,” said McCarty, a member of the California Legislative Black Caucus. “This will be a game-changer for students and families across our state.”

Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento) hosted a rally at Sacramento City College on June 6 urging Gov. Gavin Newsom and the Legislature to adopt a debt-free college plan for students.

Assembly Bill (AB) 1746, the “Cal Grant Reform Act,” would expand free tuition to more low-income students in the state, eliminate grade-point-average requirements for community college students, and guarantee financial awards for students eligible for a federal Pell Grant.

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