Sponsor Of New Arizona Tuition Level Bill Still Pushing Measure, Despite House Speaker Effectively Killing It

Published: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 12:51pm
Updated: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 3:24pm
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Sen. Heather Carter.

Earlier this week on The Show, we covered Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers' decision to deny a vote on a bill that would create a new university tuition level. The bill would affect students who graduated from Arizona high schools, but did not qualify for in-state tuition, including so-called "DREAMers."

But, as first reported by the Arizona Mirror, the bill’s sponsor is now trying a different approach.

State Sen. Heather Carter plans to replace the language in an unrelated bill with the language from the tuition bill in a Senate committee Thursday. The process is called a "strike-everything" amendment and is not uncommon at the Capitol.

Sen. Carter joined The Show to talk more about it.

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