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Utah Senate denies extra tuition help for military

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah senators have voted down a bill providing additional tuition assistance for military veterans whose GI benefits have been tapped.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah senators have voted down a bill providing additional tuition assistance for military veterans whose GI benefits have been tapped.

Democratic Sen. Luz Robles (ROW-bless) of Salt Lake City says Friday veterans would be eligible for state grants to complete a college degree after benefits provided by the federal government have expired.

Robles says the tuition assistance would help lower the high unemployment rate among veterans.

The bill would have required $250,000 to begin funding.

Republican Sen. Margaret Dayton of Orem says the assistance would remove the incentive for veterans to complete their education in a timely manner.

The Senate voted against the bill 11-14.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


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