What state leaders do in places where they actually care about the well-being of the citizens they represent:
“The Tennessee Promise is an ongoing commitment to every student from every kindergartner to every high school senior. We will promise that he or she can attend two years of community college or a college of applied technology absolutely free.” Tenn. Gov. Bill Haslam
Haslam, by the way, is a Republican.
By contrast here in Texas, the GOP establishment’s gubernatorial heir apparent believes the most important thing for the betterment of Texans is to spend $300 million in tax money to put 500 state troopers on the Mexican border.