Washtenaw: Tuition

Michigan Radio reports that state Rep. Alma Wheeler Smith, a Democrat from Washtenaw County’s Salem Township who’s running for governor, has introduced legislation to guarantee free tuition for in-state students attending public universities and community colleges. According to the report, “Smith would pay for the program by increasing the state income tax. She acknowledges that will be a tough sell to her fellow lawmakers, especially during a recession.” [Source]