A bill that would allow illegal immigrants to receive in state college tuition gets its first hearing at the state capitol later today. The bill’s Democratic sponsor Chris Romer has tried to soften the measure in an effort to gain support from members of his own party. Bente Birkeland reports from Denver.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

 

2 Responses to Illegal Immigrant Tuition Preview

  1. barney bauer says:

    They just done away with in state tuition for our verterans because it would cost too much. If this bill is passed for ILLEGALS, every person who voted for it should be impeached or voted out of office but tarred and feathered first

  2. Brian says:

    Dave Schultheis, “Many people feel that in some cases [a college education] holds a person back from actually being a productive member of society and really achieving something.” Please tell me he misspoke, I can’t think of how a college education can hold people back from contributing to society.

News

NPR
March 6, 2015 | NPR · At a Chicago high school, 100 percent completion isn’t the goal. It’s expected.
 

March 6, 2015 | NPR · The tech giant will replace the telecoms giant after the close of trading March 18. The change, effective March 19, was prompted by stock splits announced by Apple and Visa.
 

AP
March 6, 2015 | NPR · The Labor Department’s latest report follows an especially robust survey for January that showed a gain of about 240,000 jobs.
 

Arts & Life

 NPR
March 6, 2015 | NPR · On this week’s show, the state of rock and the art of the con — or at least the con-artist film.
 

Courtesy of TED
March 6, 2015 | NPR · Drummer Clayton Cameron tells a story about how his math skills helped him impress the godfather of soul, James Brown.
 

Courtesy of TED
March 6, 2015 | NPR · Writer Randall Munroe doesn’t love math, but has made a career out of solving equations. By answering outlandish hypotheticals, he uses numbers as a playground for the imagination.
 

Music

 NPR
March 6, 2015 | NPR · On this week’s show, the state of rock and the art of the con — or at least the con-artist film.
 

Courtesy of the artist
March 6, 2015 | NPR · One of the most exciting new grime producers is from … H-Town? Yep. Listen to the latest sound on London’s streets, courtesy of Houston, Texas.
 

TED
March 6, 2015 | NPR · Percussionist Clayton Cameron dissects the mathematics of improvisational jazz, demonstrating how numerical patterns make him a better musician.
 

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab