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YOUR TURN: Hundreds express disappointment after TOPS payments suspended


This week’s "Your Turn" segment goes to Robin Gordon. Gordon and hundreds of other people took to our Facebook page last night to express their shock and disappointment about TOPS payments being stopped.

TOPS is the state’s popular college scholarship program that pays for tuition for in-state students. Gordon and others are very upset. In her words:

This better not be true. My daughter worked her butt off to earn TOPS so she could afford to go to college. She saves all summer to pay for what TOPS doesn't cover such as dorm and fees. She doesn't want to have to go into serious debt which is what will happen. Quit feeding the lazy people who won't get out and work. There are some who need welfare, but far too many abuse it. Now my daughter and other hard workers are going to suffer for it. This is just wrong on so many levels.

That’s Robin Gordon’s turn. Now it’s your turn. To comment on this segment or anything else, visit us on Facebook or send an email to

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