Edward Fitzpatrick is the political columnist at The Providence Journal, where he has covered the State House and the state and federal courts. He previously worked as a reporter at the Hartford Courant and the Albany Times Union and was city editor at The Saratogian.
The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Edward Fitzpatrick
"In 1976, the first year that Pell Grants were fully funded, a full Pell Grant paid 72 percent of the cost of attendance at a typical four-year public college. Today, a full Pell Grant covers just 34 percent of those costs.
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