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Sanders, Cuomo call for free tuition at New York public colleges

Sanders, Cuomo call for free tuition at New York public colleges

Hundreds of thousands of New York students would be able to attend college for free under a proposal announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to make state universities tuition-free for residents earning $125,000 or less.

The Democrat unveiled his plan Tuesday at LaGuardia Community College in Queens alongside U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont. Sanders, who pushed for free tuition at all U.S. public colleges during his Democratic presidential campaign, called Cuomo's proposal "revolutionary."

Comparing student loan debt to "starting a race with an anchor tied to your leg," Cuomo said his Excelsior Scholarship program, if approved by lawmakers, would apply to...

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