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College credit for military experience looks likely



Florida lawmakers might not want to give in-state tuition to the children of illegal immigrants. Why favor non-citizens over legal, longtime Americans, one senator pointedly wondered.

As if to make that position even clearer, the Legislature continued to press ahead with a bill that would grant college or university credit to Armed Forces veterans for education and training they picked up while in the military.

The bill passed through the Senate Budget committee today on a 20-0 vote, and it has yet to get a single vote in opposition in three other Senate committees or in the one House committee where it's been heard. There's been similar support for a bill to give veterans top priority in university course registration.

[Last modified: Wednesday, February 1, 2012 11:34am]


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