As Democrats tout their plans for free college, one GOP state already has a model program

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The Tennessee State Capital in Nashville By Adam Edelman As Democratic presidential candidates promote billion-dollar plans to make college free on the campaign trail, advocates for affordable higher education across the political spectrum are pushing a simpler approach: Look to the states. One state in particular — a Southern, reliably Republican one — has risen above the rest, lawmakers, education and policy think tanks told NBC News: Tennessee. Republican Gov. Bill Haslam speaks at a press conference at the State Capital in Nashville, Tennessee, on Dec. 1, 2015, about his plan to grant more...

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