DENVER (AP) -- A bill to grant illegal immigrants the same tuition rate as legal state residents advanced in the Colorado House, with Republicans joining Democrats in support of the measure.
The bill lets illegal immigrants who graduate from Colorado high schools attend college at the in-state rate, instead of the more expensive out-of-state rate.
The House Education Committee passed the bill on a 9-4 vote on Wednesday, with two Republicans voting yes with Democrats.
Republican Rep. Kevin Priola cited his faith as one of the reasons for supporting the bill. Republican Rep. Jim Wilson says he's conflicted about the proposal, but that it deserves to be debated by the full House.
Both parties have blocked the bill in previous years. This year, the bill is expected to become law.
Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.
If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.powered by Disqus
Updated: 05/20/2013 - Two weekends left to catch one great show!