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Washington Promise Program, tax exemption bill heard as committees head to first cutoff

February 10, 2017

With one week until the first cutoff date of the 2017 session, policy committees were hard at work hearing and voting on bills to continue them on in the legislative process. The Washington Promise Program, which would provide free community and technical college tuition to eligible students, highlighted Wednesday’s House Higher Education Committee hearing. >>

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