With Connecticut’s legislative session now over, there were a few bills passed that impact education issues in the state, and some that didn’t make it through.
A big winner, theoretically, is future community college students. Starting in the fall of 2020, qualifying students will be able to earn up to 72 credits for free. It would be paid for by a new online lottery, but that still has to be developed. Estimates have placed the cost at about $6 million a year.
State Sen. Doug McCrory is co-chair of the Education Committee.
“The devil’s in the details,” McCrory said. “I know there are a number of other states that are doing it. I just want to see the details. I’m not opposed to it, but