The Illinois House has voted to end legislative scholarships, sending the bill to Gov. Pat Quinn for signing. The bill passed after strong debate by a 79-32 vote.
Gov. Quinn says he will sign the bill: "There is no place for a political scholarship program in Illinois. As I have repeatedly advocated – scholarships, paid for by Illinois taxpayers – should be awarded only to those with merit who are in true financial need. Abolishing this program is the right thing to do."
Earlier this month, the Illinois senate voted 43-5 to pass the scholarship-ending bill.