The Colorado State Senate today will have its final vote on the ASSET Bill before sending it to the House. A new study looks at the fiscal effects of the measure, which would let immigrant students who graduated from Colorado high schools qualify for in-state college tuition.
Mike Johnston’s speech on Colorado ASSET Bill (SB 33) from Loviniseasy on Vimeo.
Additional tax revenue, a better educated population, higher productivity jobs, more overall spending in the economy, and increased tuition revenue for state college and universities are what Colorado stands to gain from granting in-state college tuition to its undocumented high school graduates through the Advancing Students for a Stronger Economy Tomorrow (ASSET) Bill.
I commend the bill’s sponsors, particularly Senators Giron and Johnston, and Representatives Duran and Williams, for promoting a bill that respects the dignity of young, hard-working Coloradans, who, through no fault of their own, live in Colorado illegally. ASSET ensures that Coloradans are equipped to contribute meaningfully to their families, to their communities, and to the civic life of our state.
Brophy is one of a handful of Republicans who acknowledge they may support Senate Bill 33, this year’s measure that would grant the in-state tuition rate to any high school graduate who has attended a Colorado high school for three years, regardless of immigration status.
A proposal to give children originally brought to the U.S. Illegally in-state tuition rates is back, again, at the Colorado State Capitol.
State lawmakers who support the idea will try this year for the seventh time to pass what they call the “ASSET” bill, which would give a tuition break to students in that situation.
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