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Senate votes to end legislative scholarships

Thu, 03 May 2012 11:31:35 CDT
By: AP


     The Illinois Senate has agreed to end the practice of letting lawmakers hand out free college educations to their constituents. For years, the Senate had been the last roadblock in efforts to end the program. Thursday's Senate vote makes it likely the Illinois House and governor will quickly take the final steps in getting rid of the tuition waivers. The measure passed 43-5, with five senators voting "present."

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