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Sunday, October 28, 2012
Residents Mixed on DREAM Act's Economic Impact
While some call the DREAM Act a matter of fairness, others say it’s as simple as looking at the state’s strained budget.
Despite reports heralding the measure’s potential economic benefit, opponents say supporters aren’t considering the burdensome costs it would place on the state.
If upheld in the Nov. 6 election, the DREAM Act is estimated to cost $3.5 million a year in state funds to community and public colleges by 2016, according to the state’s Department of Legislative Services.