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De Blasio announces plan to set up college accounts for students

Just days after Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled a splashy proposal to make state college tuition-free for low- and middle-income students, the de Blasio administration tried to steal back the spotlight with its own plan to offset higher education costs.

After questioning the viability of his political rival’s grand scheme, [Mayor Bill] de Blasio debuted the specifics of a program to provide for college savings accounts for city kindergarteners — a plan first announced in November.

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