Could Tennessee GOP Lawmakers Approve In-State Tuition For Undocumented Students?

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber signs a bill, granting in-state tuition to undocumented students. Oregon is one of more than a dozen states to offer "tuition equity." State Senator Todd Gardenhire (R-Chattanooga) is proposing similar legislation in Tennessee. Image: Office of Gov. John Kitzhaber/Flickr

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber signs a bill, granting in-state tuition to undocumented students. Oregon is one of more than a dozen states to offer “tuition equity.” State Senator Todd Gardenhire (R-Chattanooga) is proposing similar legislation in Tennessee. Image: Office of Gov. John Kitzhaber/Flickr

More than a dozen states offer in-state tuition to undocumented students, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Could Tennessee be next? A Republican lawmaker from Chattanooga is sponsoring legislation to do just that. WPLN’s Bradley George talks through the proposals with Andrea Zelenski. She covers state government for the Nashville Post and the Nashville Scene.

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