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Stimulus package to provide college tuition help

February 15, 2009

Coloradans will see help on college tuition bills when the state gets its share of federal stimulus money, according to the White House.

All the details aren't available, but according to Ritter and the White House the money will be used to: 

  • Help make college more affordable by issuing a tax credit for 36,000 families.
  • Give tax cuts of up to $800 to 1,870,000 Colorado workers, 'designed to pay out immediately into workers' paychecks.'
  • Create or save 59,000 jobs over the next two years, from clean energy to health care.
  • Modernize at least 99 Colorado schools.
  • Offer an additional $100 per month in unemployment insurance benefits to 173,000 Colorado workers who have lost their jobs and extend unemployment benefits to an additional 36,000 laid-off workers.

Read the full story in the Rocky Mountain News.