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March 29, 2013 at 1:05 PM

Key lawmaker says money lacking for state ‘Dream Act’

The Associated Press OLYMPIA — A key Washington state lawmaker says state funds are too scarce to extend college aid to illegal immigrants. The statements by Republican Sen. Barbara Bailey dim the prospects of the measure supporters call the Washington Dream Act. Writing Friday in Washington Focus, Bailey said the state makes too many promises it can’t…

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Comments | More in Politics Northwest, State Legislature | Topics: Sen. Barbara Bailey, Sen. Rodney Tom, state Dream Act

February 21, 2013 at 2:42 PM

Bill giving university students a louder voice passes House

OLYMPIA — Washington students are one step closer to having a larger role in decisions made by public university officials. House Bill 1331, which allows student governments to form committees advising school administrations, passed the House on Wednesday, 95-1. Bill sponsor Rep. Marcus Riccelli, D-Spokane, said student input is becoming increasingly important, given rising tuition. “As students…

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Comments | More in Politics Northwest, State Legislature | Topics: Angie Weiss, Margaret Shepherd, Rep. Marcus Riccelli