The Legislative Response Rate on Tuition
There are two major takeaways from the Providence Journal’s poll of RI legislators on the matter of in-state tuition for illegal immigrants:
- 55% of senators and 37% of representatives were willing to go on the record opposing it even though there is no vote currently before them.
- 24% of senators and 41% of representatives didn’t even respond to the question; add in “undecideds” and the percentages are 32% and 52%.
This issue comes up regularly, and it has been pretty heavily covered in the media, lately. How is it possible not to have an opinion?
The third takeaway, of course, is whether your own senator and representative responded in the way that you would like him or her to… whether he or she responded at all is also an important fact to keep in mind next time you’re voting.