A measure to give undocumented Colorado high school graduates in-state college tuition is nearing the end of its long and often tumultuous legislative journey. The full House initially approved the bill yesterday. It’s already cleared the Senate and still needs a final House vote. As Bente Birkeland reports, despite bi-partisan support, the debate was still heated.

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