The liberal Colorado Department of Higher Education wants to kill a bill that would help decorated combat veterans.
The Rocky Mountain News reported:
The Colorado Department of Higher Education has quietly called on lobbyists for the University of Colorado system to persuade lawmakers to kill a bill that would grant free tuition to decorated combat veterans.
The bill, sponsored by Rep. Rafael Gallegos, D-Antonito, sailed through the House State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee on a 9-2 vote last week. But opponents say the state’s colleges and universities can’t afford it.
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In an e-mail Monday to two dozen Capitol lobbyists, Cathy Wanstrath, a lobbyist for the Colorado Commission on Higher Education, laid out a plan to kill the measure when it is heard by the Appropriations Committee on Friday.
“I think you all agree we need to kill this bill, and (the Colorado Department of Higher Education) has been happy to take the lead,” according to the memo obtained Tuesday by the Rocky Mountain News. “However, we need your help in the next couple of days to count the votes to kill it in committee.”
Slapstick Politics has more on this movement against veterans.