Governor Candidate Pitches College Plan

By WTAJ News

Published 01/08 2014 10:46AM

Updated 01/08 2014 10:49AM

JOHNSTOWN, CAMBRIA COUNTY – A Democratic candidate for governor in this year’s election spoke at the University of Pittsburgh in Johnstown Tuesday.

Katie McGinty pitched a proposal for a middle-income opportunity grant program and Pennsylvania Dream Scholarship Program.

“We know that college and training and skills development is absolutely essential for someone to succeed in this world, but we also know that the governor has cut support for public education and that the costs have gone through the roof,” said McGinty.

McGinty’s College Affordability Plan would be paid for by modernizing the operation of state liquor stores and by imposing a consumption tax on cigars and smokeless tobacco. Pennsylvania is the only state that does not impose a tax on those products.

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