Posted: Feb 2, 2013 8:49 AM by Cristy Aranguiz - MTN News
MISSOULA - Governor Steve Bullock promoted his education plan today while stopping in Missoula.
The Democrat toured Missoula College on Friday afternoon, and visited many classrooms and chatted with students.
He also promoted his JOBS bill, which focuses on jobs and opportunities by constructing more school buildings, including a proposed $29 million for construction of a new Missoula College.
Bullock later visited the University of Montana to push his effort to stop tuition hikes.
"Higher education, be it a two year or four year degree, is really the gateway for futures. Right now about 40% of Montanans have a degree. I want to get that up to about 60%," he said.
That's the way we're going to build our economy, create jobs, create a brighter future, for all of us. You can't do that if the cost of higher education is beyond the reach of average Montanans," Bullock added.
The governor's JOBS bill is part of his plan to create 2,500 new and immediate jobs in Montana.