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Clinton campaign consulted with LSU's Alexander about state matching requirement

July 08, 2016

An article in the New York Times outlining Hillary Clinton's proposals for higher education notes ​that Louisiana State University President F. King Alexander, a WISCAPE affiliate, had ​​​consulted with the campaign on ​a plan to impose a state matching requirement for federal funding.

Under Mrs. Clinton’s education proposal, the article explains, "the federal government would provide tuition grants to states that agree to put up some matching money."

​Alexander has advocated for ​imposing such a requirement on states. He said the Clinton campaign "had been in contact with him about the proposal."

“The most important part of the plan is that the federal government plays a role in getting states to reinvest and keep higher education affordable at public colleges and universities,” ​explained Alexander. “You can only play in the free college game if your state maintains its commitment.”

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