(Springfield, IL) – March 21, 2012. Governor Pat Quinn today praised the Illinois House of Representatives for voting to abolish the troubled Illinois General Assembly scholarship program.
The House voted, 79-25, to approve the plan, House Bill 3810, which is sponsored by State Rep. Fred Crespo (D-Hoffman Estates).
“I applaud the members of the House for voting to end the legislative scholarship program. As I have repeatedly advocated in the past, scholarships–paid for by Illinois taxpayers–should be awarded only to those with merit who are in true financial need,” said Quinn.
“I urge the Senate to pass this legislation swiftly.”
The bill now moves to the Illinois Senate for action.