Since there has been so much in the news lately about Governor Rick Perry and his support for taxpayer subsidized educations for illegal aliens, I thought some readers here at RRW might want to know that the issue is one of the hottest political issues in Maryland these days.
Briefly, the State Legislature narrowly passed a bill to give in-state tuition rates to illegal aliens and Democratic Governor Martin O’Malley signed the bill into law. A grassroots, largely Tea Party, campaign got underway to put the law on the 2012 ballot as a referendum and let voters decide if they wish to spend their tax dollars this way. Referendum petitioners succeeded beyond their wildest dreams to get enough signatures. Then CASA de Maryland,* with the help of the Democratic National Committee’s former head honcho lawyer filed suit to stop the ballot initiative. Here is a post at my other blog describing how Joseph E. Sandler brought suit (and who he is!).
Now, Judicial Watch has stepped in to defend the citizens right to be heard and the story is growing, here, at Big Government.
* Learn more about the multi-million dollar immigrant advocacy group CASA de Maryland, here, at Accuracy in Media.