The person who gets to decide if the Senate Higher Ed Committee will vote on the Washington DREAM Act is writing editorials against the act.
Republican Sen. Barbara Bailey, chairwoman of the Senate Higher Education Committee, wrote in a pro-business website that the state makes too many promises it can’t afford to keep, and that the measure, if enacted, would likely amount to another.
“(T)he state’s financial assistance program needs to be looked at more closely before eligibility is extended to a new group,” according to the post on Washington Focus. “In order to set good policy, we need to spend more time studying the issue and evaluating the future financial impact.”
I could have sworn that was the point of her committee having hearings on the bill. Of literally all of the people in the entire Washington State Senate, it’s her job more than anyone else to give the Senate the chance to look closely and spend time studying the issue. If you’d like to let her — or anyone else on the committee — know what you think of the DREAM Act, it’s firstname.lastname@example.org