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Tennessee House Approves Free Tuition for Adults

by Andy Sher

NASHVILLE — The state House on Thursday overwhelmingly approved Gov. Bill Haslam’s Tennessee Reconnect initiative, which offers many Tennessee adults the chance to attend community colleges tuition free.

The vote was 87-6. It’s still making its way through Senate committees.

“This is a great opportunity for our state to step up and increase the opportunity for hard-working Tennesseans,” Rep. said Dennis Powers, R-Jacksboro. “This proposal will make Tennessee the first state in the nation to offer all adults community college education tuition free. It will pay dividends for our workforce.”

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