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Published on Feb 11, 2014
House Bill 2, sponsored by House Speaker Greg Stumbo (D-Prestonsburg) and Rep.Leslie Combs (D-Pikeville), would expand and put into law the Kentucky Coal County College Completion Program. Gov. Steve Beshear implemented a pilot version of the idea in nine Appalachian counties in 2012. The full program would make scholarships available to students in the state's 34 coal-producing counties in eastern and western Kentucky. Rep. Combs spoke on the House floor on February 10, 2014.