Norris Calls Out Hypocrisy on Dream Act Flip-Flop

WBAL continued its coverage of Maryland’s referendum on a bill offering in-state tuition to undocumented students who fit certain criteria with a new investigative piece on the shifting positions of state politicians. UMBC chair of public policy Donald Norris suggested some GOP legislators’ new support for the referendum, after having voted previously for the bill, is “about political advantage” rather than principle. Norris clarified, “The Democrats would do the same thing” in another situation. When asked about the role of referendums in Maryland politics, where Republicans are seeking alternative ways to have an impact on a Democratic-controlled state house, Norris said, “I don’t think one referendum tells us that there is a trend… I think it would be too cumbersome to try to govern by referendum.”

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