The Herald of Everett, Washington
Customer service  |  Subscribe   |   Log in or sign up   |   Advertising information   |   Contact us
HeraldNet on Facebook HeraldNet on Twitter HeraldNet RSS feeds HeraldNet Pinterest HeraldNet Google Plus The Daily Herald on Linked In HeraldNet Youtube
HeraldNet Newsletters  Newsletters: Sign up  Green editions icon Green editions
Jerry Cornfield | jcornfield@heraldnet.com
Published: Monday, June 10, 2013, 11:51 a.m.

House budget keeps Dream Act alive

House Democrats aren't giving up on their desire to allow students who arrived in this country illegally as children to receive state aid for college.

Deep in the weeds of the operating budget passed by House Democrats last week is $100,000 to set up a system enabling them to apply for a state need grant.

Those funds, as described on page 223 of the agency detail document, are going to the Washington Student Achievement Council "to develop an alternative financial aid application to allow students without a nine digit federal identification number to apply for financial aid."

No mention of the money and purpose appear in the actual 453-page budget bill.

In the regular session, the House passed a bill for the so-called Dream Act and included $100,000 in its budget to pay for it. But the Republican-controlled Senate rejected the bill and the budget.



Subscribe to Daily headlines
See sample | Privacy policy

Most recent The Petri Dish posts

digital subscription promo

Subscribe now

Unlimited digital access starting at 99 cents, or included with any print subscription.

loading...
HeraldNet Classifieds

HeraldNet highlights

A very slow invasion
A very slow invasion: Non-native snails take over the Northwest
Girls H.S. Athlete of the Year
Girls H.S. Athlete of the Year: Lynnwood High School three-sport star Mikayla Pivec
Boys H.S. Athlete of the Year
Boys H.S. Athlete of the Year: Lake Stevens High School quarterback Jacob Eason
In all its glory
In all its glory: The North Cascades on display at the Burke Museum