Im pleased to announce our conference has released a petition calling on the Legislature to pass a bill that would provide free college tuition to Gold Star families. Since our bill was voted down in committee last week, an outcry of support for the bill has been heard both statewide and nationally. Even the governor took a stand on this issue and endorsed our bill, stating we should support the children of our Gold Star families. This legislation goes beyond party politics. Its about giving back to the families who lost loved ones in the line of duty while serving our country. I encourage my constituents on both sides of the aisle to do the right thing and sign our petition today.