Uproar over controversial Illinois scholarship program continues

Though Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has his eye set on dismantling the state’s abuse-ridden legislative scholarship program, House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) indicated this week that he will defend the program and block Quinn’s plan, the Huffington Post reports. A spokesman for Madigan’s office claims that Quinn’s move to rewrite legislation previously passed through the General Assembly to prevent state lawmakers from granting tuition waivers to family relatives does not pass constitutional muster. The governor, Madigan’s office claims, circumvented the legislative body in altering the bill, according to the Chicago Sun-Times

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