Denver (AP) - Gov. Bill Ritter says he supports a bill in the legislature that would allow illegal immigrants to pay in-state college tuition.
Ritter says the measure is designed to build a strong work force , and strengthen the economy.
Ritter's written statement is being circulated by supporters of
The state senate began debating the bill today, but then decided to send the bill to the appropriations committee instead.
That's the panel that reviews bills that either cost or save money for the
Fiscal analysts expect the state to take in up to $660,000 in new tuition money.
Republican Sen. Keith King of Colorado Springs asked for the bill to be moved to appropriations because he wants to make sure that the proposal wouldn't cost the state anything.
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