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Dubious claim behind tuition bill idea

A bill intended to help government agencies compete against higher salaries in the private sector by giving college tuition grants to state employees is based on a dubious claim, writes Joe Kent, Grassroot Institute of Hawaii vice president of research, in the Honolulu Star Advertiser.

“Local government workers on average make $72,002 a year, compared with $55,432 for local private-sector workers,” he said. Read more at StarAdvertiser.com

 

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