CT legislators heard public comments on a bill that proposes a study into a key affordable housing law, a move that worries some advocates.
“Dreamers” at the Capitol Wednesday. “Dreamers” at the Capitol Wednesday. Legislation that would make undocumented students eligible to receive financial aid does not have enough votes to pass in the state House of Representatives, the bill’s sponsors say. “It doesn’t look good for that bill. There are a lot of my colleagues that are telling me, ‘Not […]
The state House of Representatives voted unanimously Monday to halt New Haven’s plan to begin charging nearby communities tuition for the 2,875 suburban students attending the magnet schools it operates. That and other factors are coalescing to put magnet schools in a funding squeeze.
After a 90-minute debate Wednesday, the state Senate voted 21 to 13 along mostly partisan lines to approve a bill that would make undocumented immigrants eligible to compete for a $140 million pool of financial aid beginning with the next school year. The bill now goes to the House.
The legislature’s tax-writing committee Thursday approved a bill that would allow New Haven to begin taxing commercial property owned by Yale, but let die a controversial bill backed by the leader of the state Senate that would have allowed the state to tax the earnings of the Ivy League university’s multi-billion-dollar endowment. Yale has opposed both bills.
The state House of Representatives on Tuesday voted to expand the number of undocumented immigrants who qualify for much lower in-state tuition rates at Connecticut public colleges. Meanwhile, another bill that would make these students eligible to compete for a $140 million pool of financial aid was approved by the state Senate.