Washington Lawmaker Says Funds are Lacking for State "Dream Act"
OLYMPIA, Wash. - 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.
Bailey is chairwoman of the Senate Higher Education Committee, which held a hearing on the measure Thursday. Senate Majority Leader Rodney Tom of Medina says that Bailey will determine if it gets a vote.
The measure passed the state House earlier this month with bipartisan support.