Promise Scholarship Still Alive?

LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Democrats in the Michigan Legislature have begun a tough battle over funding the state's main college scholarship program.
The Democratic-led House Appropriations Committee on Thursday voted along party lines to come up with $120 million to pay for the Promise scholarship in the fiscal year starting Oct. 1. A specific revenue source was not identified, making Thursday's vote merely symbolic.
A joint House-Senate panel voted to eliminate the Promise grant on Wednesday as part of a strategy to eliminate the state's projected $2.8 billion shortfall for the next fiscal year.
The House could vote on the proposal to scrap the scholarship program later Thursday.
Democrats say they won't put the proposal to fund the scholarship up for a final vote until a specific revenue source is identified.

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  • by tom Location: lansing mich. on Sep 26, 2009 at 05:06 AM
    Maybe this program should not be put on the states.How many states have this program?The white house has money for so many other things.Maybe if they step in like they did in auto companies the money would come easier.One price should be set and maybe costs of schooling would come down because they know that's all there going to get.Some states have to many burdens.We are one country with so many states.Which are all run different.This is a on going problem as governors are left to make there own deals or whatever.Some are doing a bad job.If all states had the same rules,taxes,guidelines and so on,we may all feel a little more equal.As it stands now this country is so divided and it is not working out.It can destroy this country faster than we think.
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