Lawmaker pulls amendment for children of officers

BY DI STAFF | APRIL 06, 2011 7:20 AM

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Rep. Kirsten Running-Marquardt, D-Cedar Rapids, proposed, then withdrew a budget amendment that would have given provided free tuition to children of police officers or firefighters slain in the line of duty or suffering permanent disabilities.

It was part of a larger budget bill, passed Tuesday, that included cuts to education.

— by Regina Zilbermints

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