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Sheila Bair

Student debt is the issue

Student debt is the issue

Given the projected $500 million gap Gov. Larry Hogan had to bridge between state spending and tax revenues in Maryland — and his commitment to not raising taxes to do it — providing extra money for public colleges was surely not an easy call. Yet Mr. Hogan made it last week, and he deserves credit for being willing to invest in one of the state's biggest competitive advantages: its high quality system of public education. He said he will allocate an extra $17.5 million to cap in-state tuition increases at 2 percent and provide a small tax break for interest paid on student loans.

This is an approach that Democrats pioneered — Gov. Martin O'Malley made a tuition freeze (and later,...