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Some doubt Christie's word on tuition parity

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Latino leaders disagree over how to interpret Gov. Chris Christie's recent comments about a bill granting in-state tuition for students living in the U.S. illegally.

Christie told the Latino Leadership Alliance last month he supported tuition equity for "everybody in New Jersey."

But the governor appeared to backtrack this week when he said he would not sign the bill the state Senate passed.

The Republican told a radio audience he had problems with the bill. That left some Latinos doubting its chances of being signed into law.

A student-led lobbying group accused Christie of flip-flopping.

But Christie friend Martin Perez, who heads the Latino alliance that endorsed him, tells The Associated Press there's no reason to doubt the governor's commitment to the issue.

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