Saturday, May 26, 2007

Tommy Merritt keeps in-state tuition for illegals

From Texas GOP :

Austin - This week State Representative Tommy Merritt (R-Longview) took a cue from his Democrat friends and used their “point of order” scheme to force Texans to continue subsidizing illegal immigrants’ college tuition. The Democrats have perfected this “point of order” ploy by groping for non-substantive technical errors in bills in attempts to render them ineligible for further consideration.

H.B. 159 by Bill Zedler (R-Arlington) would have revoked the granting of in-state college tuition rates to illegal immigrants. After the Democrats agreed to pull down their “point of order,” Merritt picked it up and ran with it, effectively killing the bill.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Tommy Merritt is a RINO.