I had this in yesterday’s Capitol Fax, and the Daily Herald picked it up today.
Latino lawmakers are asking Gov. Rod Blagojevich to abandon his call to give tax breaks to the parents of college students with good grades, saying it would help â€œhigher-incomeâ€ families while others struggle.
In a letter delivered to Blagojevichâ€™s office, the lawmakers say the state should put more money into existing student aid programs based on need rather than â€œtax breaks for the parents of well-off children who happen to earn good grades their freshman and sophomore years.â€
The letter was signed by state Sens. Miguel del Valle, Tony Munoz, Martin Sandoval and Iris Martinez, all Chicago Democrats.