Bayh Proposes Plan To Aid Hoosier Families

The price of higher education continues to go up.

But Senator Evan Bayh says he has a plan to help Hoosier families.

The Senator hit South Bend Monday to announce his support for the "Higher Education Opportunity Act."

It is a program that would give students up to $2,500 in tax relief each year.

That is up from current plans that only give students $2,000.

Senator Bayh says, “This is the kind of thing that will prepare all of us by preparing our young people with the skills they need to get good paying jobs to be better taxpayers. So what goes around comes around and in this case I think it is a wise investment in the future of our children, the future of our state, our middle class.”

He added “People who are willing to work hard and all they ask is for an opportunity to get ahead.”

Bayh says students would be eligible for up to 4-years of undergraduate or graduate studies.

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