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Thu Oct 25, 2012, 07:59 AM

Texas Veterans had better be ready to fight another battle with Republican Legisalature over cutting

Look where this Perry Crony economy is taking us. Now they want to cut Hazelwood Act.

Tuition Exemptions for Veterans Under the Microscope

In an editorial that ran across the state, Van de Putte said the lack of funding for Hazlewood is not the problem, rather that broader cuts to higher education are at fault. “If there's blame, let's put it where it belongs — with the members of the Legislature who have refused to invest in higher education, including that of children whose fathers and mothers have given so much for us,” she wrote.

She also noted the generous salaries of the state’s leading college sports teams, writing, “Now, I'm a die-hard sports fan. And yeah, I know — those athletic programs have their own budgets and don't use taxpayer dollars. But with that kind of money in school coffers, can no resources be found for veterans' scholarships? What does that say about our priorities?”


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