SC lawmakers announcing legislation for debt-free college - WMBFNews.com, Myrtle Beach/Florence SC, Weather

SC lawmakers announcing legislation for debt-free college

(Source: AP Images) (Source: AP Images)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) -  South Carolina State Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter and lawmakers from across the country will hold a national media call Monday with the Progressive Change Campaign Committee to announce legislation in ten states calling for debt-free college.   

All three Democratic presidential candidates and 100 members of Congress have endorsed debt-free college, an idea that is popular by 71% to 19% among 2016 general election voters, according to a news release.

The call will include lawmakers offering legislation in early presidential states New Hampshire, Iowa, and South Carolina. Other red, purple, and blue states will also be announced on the call.

Debt-free college means that students can graduate from all public colleges and universities with zero debt. It can be achieved through a variety of ways, including more federal aid to the states, more aid to students, and innovations that reduce college costs.

The announcement will take place at noon Monday, December 7.

Copyright WMBF News 2015. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsLocalMore>>

  • $50,000 drone found in Georgetown backyard returned to owner

    $50,000 drone found in Georgetown backyard returned to owner

    Saturday, September 23 2017 12:53 PM EDT2017-09-23 16:53:38 GMT
    Image of the drone found in a Georgetown woman's yard. (Source: Mickey Cloos)Image of the drone found in a Georgetown woman's yard. (Source: Mickey Cloos)

    When a Georgetown woman discovered a drone in her backyard, she asked her landscaper to throw it away. Instead, the landscaper, Mickey Cloos, said he Googled the device, and discovered it's an advanced surveying drone worth $50,000. 

    More >>

    When a Georgetown woman discovered a drone in her backyard, she asked her landscaper to throw it away. Instead, the landscaper, Mickey Cloos, said he Googled the device, and discovered it's an advanced surveying drone worth $50,000. 

    More >>
  • breaking

    Florence County Sheriff's Office investigating homicide on Carver Street

    Florence County Sheriff's Office investigating homicide on Carver Street

    Saturday, September 23 2017 12:47 PM EDT2017-09-23 16:47:56 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    The Florence County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide that took place Friday night. According to Major Michael Nunn with the FCSO, the homicide occurred on Carver Street. If you have any information about this crime, call the Florence County Sheriff's Office at 843-665-2121. 

    More >>

    The Florence County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide that took place Friday night. According to Major Michael Nunn with the FCSO, the homicide occurred on Carver Street. If you have any information about this crime, call the Florence County Sheriff's Office at 843-665-2121. 

    More >>
  • Intersection of Edisto Dr. and Wisteria Dr. in Florence closed due to water main break

    Intersection of Edisto Dr. and Wisteria Dr. in Florence closed due to water main break

    Saturday, September 23 2017 11:46 AM EDT2017-09-23 15:46:26 GMT
    (Source: WMBF News)(Source: WMBF News)

    Due to a water main break, the intersection of Edisto Drive and Wisteria Drive in Florence is closed until further notice, according to a post on the city’s Facebook page. The break is isolated and the city says no customers are without service. Streets are also blocked north at Brookwood Drive, the south at Hillside Drive, the east at Margaret Drive, and the west at Ridgeland Drive. 

    More >>

    Due to a water main break, the intersection of Edisto Drive and Wisteria Drive in Florence is closed until further notice, according to a post on the city’s Facebook page. The break is isolated and the city says no customers are without service. Streets are also blocked north at Brookwood Drive, the south at Hillside Drive, the east at Margaret Drive, and the west at Ridgeland Drive. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly