from the Associated Press for The Daily Record

March 9, 2011


ANNAPOLIS — A panel of Maryland senators is hoping a series of nighttime tweaks will help shepherd a plan to grant in-state tuition to illegal immigrants through the Senate.

The Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee voted Tuesday night to clean up the plan to grant illegal immigrants the same tuition rates at state-run universities that Maryland residents pay.

The full Senate is to begin debating the bill Wednesday morning.

The committee voted last week to require that illegal immigrants attend community college before they receive the in-state break at four-year universities, but questions of county residency forced them into the last-minute work session.

Although the committee sent the measure to the Senate last week, supporters opted to do the rework in committee where it faces less opposition.

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