California Assembly Democratic Leaders Announce “Degrees Not Debt” Higher Education Budget Package. Photo: Assemblyman Phil Ting
In response to rising college tuition fees and massive student debt, California lawmakers are proposing a program called “Degrees Not Debt.” The plan would help students at public universities pay for tuition and living costs. It would also make the first year of community college free. Assemblymember Miguel Santiago, who authored the initiative, discusses his bill in conversation with our news director, Samuel Orozco.