Hillary Clinton 'delighted' by Cuomo's free-tuition plan

Hillary Clinton 'delighted' by Cuomo's free-tuition plan
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Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonIs it still possible to stop ‘Big Tech’ from killing democracy? Hillary Clinton for 2020 ‘not a good question,’ says Rahm Emanuel Graham: Comey should be held accountable for acting on bad intel MORE said Tuesday she is “delighted” that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) is putting forth a proposal for free tuition at state and city colleges. 

“Delighted that @NYGovCuomo proposed free college for ppl making <125K in NY. A plan @SenSanders & I worked hard on,” the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee wrote on Twitter.

Cuomo announced the plan, which would allow students from families earning $125,000 or less per year to go tuition free, earlier on Tuesday. He was joined by Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersFunding confusion complicates Meals on Wheels budget fight The Hill's 12:30 Report Five takeaways from the Montana special election MORE (I-Vt.), who made free college tuition one of his key proposals in his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.


"With an exploding technology, and with most of the good-paying jobs requiring more and more education, we need to make certain that every New Yorker, every Vermonter and every American gets all the education they need regardless of family income,” Sanders said in a statement.

Clinton in June announced her own college tuition plan, which would also allow students from families making less than $125,000 per year to qualify for free in-state tuition at public universities.

“The plan will be phased in over five years, but families earning $85,000 or less will immediately be able to attend an in-state college or university without paying any tuition,” Clinton’s website said in an announcement at the time.