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Texas Democrat proposes $2 billion program for college tuition for high school grads

State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte wants to make sure Texas high school graduates can go on to college — and she wants the state to foot the $2 billion bill to make it happen.

On Thursday, the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor unveiled her plan to shift that money, which would require approval from Texans, from the state’s Rainy Day fund into an account to fund the Texas Promise scholarship.

She said interest generated from that money would be used to provide scholarships for qualifying students attending two-year community colleges and technical colleges.

Read more: http://www.star-telegram.com/2014/08/14/6043144/van-de-putte-wants-to-help-texas.html