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Illegal Immigrant Tuition Bill Clears First Committee

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A bill that would let illegal immigrants who graduate from Colorado high schools pay in state college tuition cleared the Democratic controlled senate education committee on a party line vote on Thursday.

http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kunc/local-kunc-953148.mp3The committee room was packed, and an opponent of the controversial bill even asked that all non-citizens be removed from the hearing room. KUNC’s State Capitol Reporter Bente Birkeland has more.

Bente Birkeland has been reporting on state legislative issues for KUNC and Rocky Mountain Community Radio since 2006. Originally, from Minnesota, Bente likes to hike and ski in her spare time. She keeps track of state politics throughout the year but is especially busy during the annual legislative session from January through early May.