Committee Votes to End Illinois Legislative Scholarship Program

May 3, 2012

An Illinois Senate committee has approved a measure to end the controversial legislative scholarships program. The legislation would also create a task force to study all state university tuition waivers. Under the legislative scholarships program, lawmakers can award two students in their district a four-year tuition waiver to a state university. The program came under fire after reports that lawmakers have given awards to relatives, children of political allies or students outside their district.