Senate Dream Act vote could come Wednesday

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.