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Bill Seeks To Reopen 9/11 Scholarships Funded By Calif.ís Specialty License Plates
ap ^ | April 25, 2013 5:15 PM

Posted on 04/25/2013 5:36:29 PM PDT by BenLurkin

Sen. Ted Gaines, R-Rocklin, introduced SB384 to reinstate the 9-11 Memorial Scholarship Program, after an investigation by The Associated Press and a subsequent review by the state auditor found it was poorly administered.

The state collected more than $15 million from selling specialty memorial license plates, but only a sliver of it went to the scholarships.

As the AP found, the auditor said the state did not meet its statutory deadline to notify the family members of Sept. 11 victims by the July 2003 deadline prescribed in the law. The state did so only in April 2005, just three months before the program ended.

“We sold special license plates so the kids who lost parents in that horrible terrorist attack could have help paying for college, and they aren’t getting the money. This is ridiculous, and the state should be ashamed,”

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TOPICS: US: California
KEYWORDS: 911; licenseplates; scholarship

1 posted on 04/25/2013 5:36:29 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Wow. California ripped off 9/11 families and donors to the cause.

2 posted on 04/25/2013 5:48:35 PM PDT by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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To: kristinn

Yup. It’s disgraceful.

3 posted on 04/25/2013 5:59:11 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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