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Illinois State Senate

Senate Votes To End Controversial Legislative Scholarship Program

The Illinois Senate agreed Thursday to stop letting lawmakers hand out free college educations to their constituents, removing the final roadblock to ending a century-old practice plagued by allegations of corruption and political favoritism.

05/03/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Wants Lawmakers To Abolish Legislative Scholarship Program

The governor says he’ll accept nothing less than abolition of the state’s General Assembly scholarship program this year.

CBS Chicago–03/29/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn

Quinn Uses Veto Pen On Legislative Scholarships

Gov. Pat Quinn flexed his veto power Wednesday by rewriting legislation in a way that would end the long practice of letting Illinois legislators hand out scholarships to state universities.

08/10/2011