OLYMPIA — The Dream Act was passed in a rare first-day vote in the state House of Representatives Monday as some central Washington legislators remain divided over it.
It passed 71 to 23, with two representatives, including Cary Condotta, R-East Wenatchee, absent.
Rep. Brad Hawkins, R-East Wenatchee, voted against the bill, although last year he was for it.
He said he had studied the issue more since. While he supports the idea of allowing undocumented immigrants who have been here…