Beltway Happenings
July 19, 2006--Gov. Tom Vilsack (D-IA), Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY), Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE) and Gov. Mike Easley (D-NC) [not shown] unveiled a college education proposal which is designed to make college more affordable and increase the numbers graduating from college.  Elements of the proposal include the "American Dream Grant," a block grant which would provide states $150 billion over ten years; a single, refundable $3,000 college tuition tax credit to replace the current melange of credits; "truth-in-tuition;" and more attention to non-traditional students.  This initiative is part of the Democratic Leadership Council's "American Dream Initiative," which it plans to unveil at the DLC National Conversation in Denver on July 22-24. 
Democratic Leadership Council

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