Marsha Mercer

Marsha Mercer

Marsha Mercer is an independent journalist and former Washington bureau chief who writes mainly on national affairs, policy issues and politics.

Some states open college savings accounts for every newborn

By: - December 2, 2022

This story was originally published by Stateline, an initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts. States, cities and community groups that offer free money to families to jump-start college savings face a dilemma: The families most in need often fail to sign up. To solve the problem, some states have transformed the accounts into automatic programs […]