» Subscribe Today!
More of what you want to know.
The Daily News
X

Forgot your password?
Skip Navigation LinksHome >
VOL. 129 | NO. 59 | Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Bill to Make In-State Tuition Changes Fails

AP

Print | Front Page | Email this story | Comments ()

NASHVILLE (AP) – Legislation that would make students in the country illegally eligible for in-state tuition has failed this session.

The measure's sponsor, Republican Sen. Todd Gardenhire of Chattanooga, withdrew it from the Senate Education Committee on Monday because he didn't have the votes to pass it.

Under the proposal, a student would have to meet academic standards and attend Tennessee schools for at least five years before graduating from high school.

Currently, such students pay nearly three times as much for higher education – the out-of-state rate – even if they've lived in Tennessee for most of their lives.

The Senate later approved 20-9 a measure that would allow students of parents who are in the country illegally to be eligible for in-state tuition. The student must have been born in the United States and have a Tennessee high school diploma.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Sign-Up For Our Free Email Edition
Get the news first with our daily email


 
Blog Get more from The Daily News
Blog News, Training & Events
RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 65 366 17,721
MORTGAGES 70 417 23,068
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 15 91 4,519
BUILDING PERMITS 210 932 42,157
BANKRUPTCIES 62 299 16,691
BUSINESS LICENSES 19 80 5,781
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 49 305 25,174
MARRIAGE LICENSES 16 96 5,381

Weekly Edition

Issues | About

The Memphis News: Business, politics, and the public interest.