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>> We are fired up this morning.>> New York State Governor, Andrew Cuomo, proposing a new price tag for college, zero.>> If you come from any family earning $125,000 or less, the state will provide free tuition.>> Cuomo joined Tuesday by the free-wheeling grand-daddy of free education, Bernie Sanders.
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Rolling out a free tuition plan for low and middle income New Yorker's who attend the state's public universities. Reuters Jonathan Allen.>> He very visibly coupled himself with Bernie Sanders, who still to this day represents the more progressive flank. The more left leaning flank of the Democratic Party.
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And the direction of the party is up for grabs. And Cuomo remains a big voice in it.>> Called the Excelsior Scholarship, it's aiming for a 2019 start date, with an estimated yearly cost of $163 million. If the plan's approved, other states may follow suit. Good for college kids.
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And for Cuomo, as the Democratic Party looks to remake itself in the face of Donald Trump and a Republican controlled congress.