Board Updates Signature Count On Tuition Bill

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland State Board of Elections has validated more than 47,000 signatures in an effort to overturn legislation allowing certain illegal immigrants to pay in-state college tuition.

The board said in a letter on Wednesday to Delegate Neil Parrott, a Washington County Republican who is leading the petition drive, that 47,288 signatures were accepted, and 10,217 were rejected.

Opponents of the legislation need to file 8,448 more valid signatures by June 30 to put the bill on next year’s ballot for voters to decide in a referendum.

Opponents say they have already collected tens of thousands of signatures for the second phase.

Parrott and Delegate Patrick McDonough, R-Baltimore County, credit using the Internet, grassroots volunteers, as well as telephone banks and direct mail for reaching voters in their petition campaign.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  1. Can't Fix Stupid says:

    That is the best news i’ve heard in a long time. 8,448 more signatures to go and we will get to determine this ridiculous bill ourselves (legal tax paying voters). Hope this sends a message that we are NOT going to continue to let the politicians make these kind of decisions for us. This should be a shoe-in!

  2. PAUL E. MICELLI says:

    MORE DECISIONS SHOULD BE LEFT TO THE VOTERS AND NOT TO THE ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES WHO SIT ON THEIR ASS ANDGET LOBBYED AND PAID OFF TO MAKE DECISIONS IN SOMEONE ELSE’S FAVOR. THIS ISSUE IS A PRIME EXAMPLE OF HOW YOU THE TAXPAYER IS BEING REPRESENTED BY THE POLITITIONS . REMEMBER WHEN 2012 ROLLS AROUND AND REMEMBER THESE “GOOD TIMES” THAT WE ARE HAVING. NO DEMOCRATICS IN 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. OMalleyIsAMoron says:

    in your face you democrat thugs!

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