in-state tuition

Mar 15, 2018

Md. in-state tuition bill would boost ‘Dreamers’

ANNAPOLIS — A bill that aims to ensure young, undocumented Maryland students referred to as “Dreamers,” can pursue higher education by giving qualified individuals access to in-state tuition is advancing in the Maryland General Assembly. The circumstances under which Dreamers and residents with temporary protective status are exempt from paying the out-of-state tuition rate at […]

Oct 26, 2015

Maryland universities must pay $1.6M in tuition dispute

One hundred twenty-five Maryland university alumni unlawfully denied in-state tuition rates will share in a $1.6 million recovery against the state under a Baltimore City Circuit Court judge’s order issued last week.

Jun 26, 2013

Tuition break costs lawyer at least 30 days

An Oakland attorney who concealed her residency to receive in-state tuition during law school in the 1990s received an indefinite suspension, nearly five years after the Court of Appeals heard argument in her case.

Mar 18, 2013

Md. politics show signs of moving further left

After years of trying, Gov. Martin O’Malley finally has won legislative approval of two priorities of his administration: a ban on capital punishment and a measure to develop offshore wind. What helped cause the breakthrough? Political scientists say a state long solidly Democratic has moved increasingly to the left as the result of recent statewide […]

Aug 20, 2012

Md. secretary of state certifies ballot language

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland’s secretary of state has certified ballot language for seven statewide questions voters will decide in November. Secretary of State John McDonough on Monday certified language for three constitutional amendments, three referendum petitions and a referendum on the expansion of gambling. Voters will decide whether to allow same-sex marriage and in-state tuition for [&hel[...]

Jun 13, 2012

Court of Appeals keeps Dream Act on election ballot

Maryland’s top court cleared the way Wednesday for an Election Day referendum on the state’s Dream Act, which would permit qualified undocumented students to receive in-state tuition at public colleges. Casa de Maryland, an immigrant rights group, had sought to block the referendum, arguing that the law would require the state to appropriate funds and […]

May 23, 2012

Supporters of in-state tuition to mobilize

SILVER SPRING — Supporters of a measure to allow illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition at Maryland colleges in certain circumstances are mobilizing for a referendum in November. Clergy members who belong to the Maryland Industrial Areas Foundation are holding an event in Silver Spring on Wednesday to talk about how they plan to discuss […]

Apr 11, 2012

Top court to decide if controversial ‘Dream Act’ can be put to vote

An immigrant-rights group’s bid to block a referendum on the Maryland Dream Act is not over yet. The state’s top court has revived Casa de Maryland’s quest to keep the question off the November ballot, agreeing to review a judge’s ruling that the legislation can be put to a popular vote. The Court of Appeals […]

Feb 20, 2012

Judge clears way for referendum on tuition law

Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Judge Ronald Silkworth ruled Friday that a referendum to challenge a new law granting in-state tuition rates to illegal immigrants can go forward on this November’s ballot. In his opinion and ruling, Silkworth rejected arguments from Casa de Maryland attorneys that the new law appropriates funds and is therefore exempt […]

Jan 27, 2012

Attorneys argue in Maryland illegal immigrant tuition suit

ANNAPOLIS — Attorneys have given arguments about whether a Maryland bill to allow in-state tuition for illegal immigrants under certain circumstances should be put to voters in November. Joseph Sandler, who argued on behalf of the measure’s supporters, said Friday the bill is not subject to a referendum because it involves funding of state government […]

Jan 3, 2012

Smigiel and Parrott offer bills to clarify petition signatures

ANNAPOLIS — A group of citizens last year, upset about a new law granting in-state tuition to some of the state’s illegal immigrants, was the first in 20 years to successfully petition a law to a statewide ballot. The referendum on the tuition law, which will take place in November, raised significant issues about the […]

Jul 7, 2011

Maryland in-state tuition bill to go on ballot

ANNAPOLIS — Opponents of a recently approved measure that would allow certain illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition at Maryland colleges have collected enough signatures to put the matter before state voters in November 2012, officials said Thursday. The Maryland State Board of Elections board reported that 63,118 signatures had been validated. A total of […]

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