That's right, residents of Iowa couldn't get a break, but folks who are in this nation illegally can get a reduced fare ride, courtesy of the Minnesota Democrat-Farm-Labor party (via, of course, money confiscated from Minnesota taxpayer pockets).
I've just received an email, however, informing me that saner (Republican) heads have prevailed:
ST. PAUL (AP) _ D-F-L lawmakers are backing off a proposal to offer resident tuition rates to children of illegal immigrants.As well it should have.
The measure was part of a broader higher education budget bill. Governor
Pawlenty has said the tuition plan alone would have been grounds for a
It did take a November loss, but I am recognizing that Republicans, no longer taking their status as legislators for granted, are finally smelling the coffee and doing "the Lord's work."
Good on them.