One former state representative is under investigation for abusing the legislative scholarship program. Robert Molaro allegedly gave the tuition waivers to the children of a man who contributed to his campaign. State senator Larry Bomke says efforts to eliminate the tuition waivers have failed in the past.
Bomke says if the scholarship program is not eliminated, more criteria should be established on how it's administered. Governor Pat Quinn did not comment on a federal investigation into the issue, but said he supported eliminating the scholarships. A bill on his desk would put limits on the program, but not kill it. Quinn has not said if he will sign or veto the measure, or attempt to change the legislation.