Free Tennessee community college program moves in Senate

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Gov. Bill Haslam's "Tennessee Promise" plan offering a free community college program for all high school graduates cleared a major Senate panel today.

Senate Education Committee members approved the measure, which Haslam has had to change in response to concerns from universities and others, on an 8-1 vote. Sen. Todd Gardenhire, R-Chattanooga, was among those voting yes.

The same compromise was approved Tuesday in the House Education Committee.

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