"Candidly, right now I'm really struggling getting any Republican support [at the Capitol]. But I have hundreds of Republican businessman who know that this is exactly what Colorado needs," Romer said.That is Colorado State Senator Chris Romer speaking to KGWN TV, Denver's Channel 2. He is seeking to promote higher education in his state by allowing undocumented students to pay in-state tuition rates. He introduced SB170, titled "Nondiscrimination in Higher Education Funding" last week.
Mark Wolf at the Rocky Mountain News reports that prominent Republicans at the Board of Trustees level and in the private sector have already expressed their public support for the bill, praising its "forward-thinking" in immigration and its recognition of the fact that everyone pays taxes. We are going to keep up with all these in-state tuition battles and have all the latest here.