Missouri Republican U.S. Senator Roy Blunt calls free college “foolish” without a way to pay for it. His Democratic challenger, Secretary of State Jason Kander, says no-cost tuition would be too expensive.
That was one notable agreement between the two opponents during a forum Friday in Branson. Kander, Blunt, Libertarian Jonathan Dine, Constitutionalist Fred Ryman and Green Party candidate Johnathan McFarland participated in the debate, which was hosted by the Missouri Press Association.
Blunt says year-round Pell grants for college students should be restored. The need-based grants are for lower-income individuals.
Kander wants to allow students to refinance college loans and cap the interest they pay for those loans.
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