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Illinois Legislative Scholarships Abuse

BGA Applauds the End of Legislative Scholarships

Better Government Association | Posted 09.16.2012 | Chicago
Better Government Association

Criticism mounted in recent years as media exposed the legislative scholarship program as often being used for political, not educational, purposes. With a flourish of the pen, Gov. Quinn put an end to the state's scandal-tainted program.

Bill Banning Legislative Scholarships Faces Uncertain Future

Posted 03.27.2012 | Chicago

A bill aimed at dismantling Illinois's abuse-ridden legislative scholarship program last week was approved by the state House, but its future in the S...

Class Act: Ending Illinois Legislative Scholarships

Emily J. Miller | Posted 03.24.2012 | Chicago
Emily J. Miller

It's time to face the facts: The legislative award program, which allows every lawmaker to grant two scholarships a year, is beyond reform and should be eliminated.

Michael Madigan To Block Quinn's Attempt To End Controversial Legislative Scholarship Program

Posted 12.13.2011 | Chicago

Though Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has his eye set on dismantling the state's abuse-ridden legislative scholarship program, House Speaker Michael Madigan ...