Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom's Statement on Speaker Pérez' Landmark Proposal to Make College More Accessible and Affordable


Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom today issued the following statement regarding Speaker Pérez' Middle Class Scholarship Plan:

With the introduction of the Middle Class Scholarship Plan, Speaker Pérez has once again shown his dedication to public higher education and California's middle class.

As a member of the UC Board of Regents and CSU Board of Trustees, I am proud to support the Speaker in his efforts to make college more accessible and affordable again.

While tuition is skyrocketing at an all time high, the middle class is struggling to afford higher education. It's time we own up to our responsibility.

The Middle Class Scholarship Plan is an innovative solution to a problem that affects thousands of California's working families and I look forward to working with Speaker Pérez to make this proposal the law in California.

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