Thursday, September 23, 2004

Candidate calls for increased college aid



The Enquirer

Greg Harris, a Democratic candidate for Congress in Ohio's 1st District, held a news conference Wednesday at the Mayerson Academy in Avondale to discuss his plan on how to make college more affordable.

Harris said a quality education is "prohibitively expensive for too many Americans," and proposed increasing the maximum Pell grant award from $4,050 to at least $5,100 and increasing the Hope Scholarship and the Lifetime Learning tax credit.

He also said that he favored establishing a student loan forgiveness plan and shifting federal aid from student loans to grants so that more students can complete higher education without heavy debt.

Harris is challenging Republican incumbent Steve Chabot.

He was joined at the news conference by John Gilligan, a Cincinnati Public Schools board member and former Ohio governor.




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