In 2011, at the Governor’s urging Gold Domers tinkered with the HOPE Program, reducing the amount of HOPE Grant money used by students at technical colleges (among many other tinkerings).
As everyone (except politicians) expected, there were unintended consequences, namely enrollment declined across all state technical colleges. (Aside: a certain candidate for Governor that is the grandson of a former President is already criticizing the incumbent Governor over the changes to HOPE. Stay tuned.)
Now two legislators, state Reps. Stacey Evans (D-Smyrna) and Earl Ehrhart (R-Powder Springs), want to restore that award funding to 100%.
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