To get an update on where the Minnesota “Dream Act” stands, I’ve been talking with some of its backers.
It looks like a floor vote on the Senate bill — which stands alone — is tentatively scheduled for May 1 (tomorrow).
The House has no companion bill, and the omnibus higher-education bill doesn’t contain it. (Chairman Gene Pelowski told me he sees the issue as a federal one.)
That has left backers hoping that the Senate version passes on the floor, and that the legislation then survives in conference committee.
I’ll stay on it.