The Seattle TimesBy Andrew Garber. A bill that allows students brought to the United States illegally as children becomes the first law to pass the Legislature this year. It’s anybody’s guess if other bills will reach Gov. Jay Inslee before the session ends on March 13.
State lawmakers found something they could agree on Tuesday — allowing students brought here illegally as children to be eligible for financial aid. The House voted 75 to 22 to pass Senate Bill 6523 and send it to the governor, who has said he supports the legislation. The measure was approved by the Senate last month. More...