Thursday, December 07, 2006

College scholarship plan passes state House

Here I've been compaining about them all day and they finally turn around and do something good.

It's about time.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — College-bound students in Michigan would be able to receive up to $4,000 from the state under legislation that soon could be headed to Gov. Jennifer Granholm for her signature.

The state House passed the proposal Thursday night by a 90-12 vote. The Senate has already passed a similar version of the legislation, which has been one of Granholm's highest priorities for the lame-duck session of the state Legislature.

Republican House Speaker Craig DeRoche said changes to the legislation to be made in the House have been negotiated with the Senate and the Granholm administration, meaning it is likely to get final approval by year's end. The more lucrative scholarship, to be called the Michigan Promise Grant, is designed to make college affordable for more Michigan residents.

That phrase is disturbing. For some reason I don't trust these guys- hmmm, wonder why. Even when something is "likely" with them, they find a reason to hold it hostage.

Stay tuned...