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Connecticut Sen. Murphy to unveil college affordability bill

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HARTFORD, CT (AP) -

Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy is announcing proposed federal legislation aimed at making college more affordable for students and families.

The Democrat was scheduled to appear Friday at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford to discuss his proposed College Affordability and Innovation Act. He will be joined by the co-chairmen of the General Assembly's Higher Education Committee.

Murphy's office said the bill calls for making college more affordable by "prioritizing innovation and holding schools accountable for meeting minimum standards," such as streamlined transfer credit processes.

A recent report that found UConn is rejecting more than 20 percent of the transfer credits from students coming from the state's community college system.

Murphy is a member of the U.S. Senate Health, Education and Pensions Committee.

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