Lawmakers advance bill to create TOPS fund

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(WVLA) Louisiana’s famed tuition aid program would receive money through a dedicated fund, under a bill advanced Tuesday by a state House panel.

House Bill 256 would create the TOPS Income Fund. Money in the fund would only go toward the scholarship program. Dollars not spent at the end of a fiscal year would remain in the fund, and interest earned would be credited to that pool as well.

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