Last night The House passed the Senate Version of the WA DREAM Act (or whatever the Senate calls it) and so now it will go to Governor Inslee to sign into law.
The legislation would make state need-grant money available to undocumented college students, young people who came to Washington with their parents and in many cases have lived all their lives in the Evergreen State.
The 75-22 House vote came after 14 months of tension and maneuver.
It is a testament to the hard work of a lot of people that this got through the logjam that is our legislature. When the Senate passed their version, I thought that this might help pry loose some other popular bills that are dying in the Senate. So far, no. I still hold out hope for the Reproductive Parity Act and other bills that the legislature would pass if only they could get to the floor.