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Drastic increases to the cost of college have discouraged many families from saving for their child’s tuition — or even thinking of it as a possibility. But some state lawmakers think that could change for as little as $100.


The Legislative Building on the opening day of the 2019 session. Lawmakers want to make financial aid for higher education an entitlement.
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The question hanging over the Washington state Legislature this winter isn’t so much what laws will pass, but how they’ll be funded.

Behind the biggest policy goal — a bipartisan push for mental health reform — are a number of issues vying for a spot in the Legislature’s budget that will be unveiled in March. Chief among those is a bill that would make college free for certain residents.