Lawmakers Look to Boost Dual Enrollment Program

Lawmakers Look to Boost Dual Enrollment Program

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. -

State lawmakers are looking to expand a dual enrollment program that allows high school students to earn college credits in technical fields.

The Montgomery Advertiser reported Sunday that both Republican and Democratic lawmakers have presented bills to the House Ways and Means Committee to bolster the state's Career-Technical Dual Enrollment program.

Republican Rep. Mac Buttram, of Cullman, presented a bill that would provide up to $5 million in tax credits to people and businesses who donate to the career tech scholarship fund - which pays for tuition, fees and books.

Democratic Rep. Thomas Jackson, of Thomasville, presented a bill that would allocate an additional $5 million for scholarships.

Gov. Robert Bentley's proposed 2014-15 budget includes $6 million for the dual enrollment program.

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