From Missouri Digital News: https://mdn.org
MDN Menu

MDN Home

Journalist's Creed

Print

MDN Help

MDN.ORG: Missouri Digital News
MDN Menu

MDN Home

Journalist's Creed

Print

MDN Help

MDN.ORG Mo. Digital News Missouri Digital News MDN.ORG: Mo. Digital News MDN.ORG: Missouri Digital News
Lobbyist Money Help  

Senate committee considers creating scholarships for children of deceased veterans

February 1, 2005
By: Josh Hinkle
State Capital Bureau
Links: SB 66, SB 175

Children of deceased Missouri veterans could soon have more money for college.

Josh Hinkle reports from Jefferson City.

Story:
RunTime:
OutCue: SOC

Two bills introduced to the state senate propose providing tuition grants to the surviving children of any member of the military who was killed in the line of duty and who was, at the time of death, a Missouri citizen.

One of the bills' sponsors, St. Louis Senator Maida Coleman says more than 30 Missourians were killed last year during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan... many of those soldiers had children.

Actuality: colemanv
RunTime:
OutCue:
Contents:

Coleman also says this legislation sides well with President Bush's dramatic increase in government payments to families of U.S. troops killed in Iraq and Afghanistan and in future combat zones.

SOC

###

While President Bush is proposing a dramatic increase in government payments to families of U.S. troops killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, Missouri lawmakers are planning a program to help the children of those fallen soldiers.

Josh Hinkle reports from Jefferson City.

Story:
RunTime:
OutCue: SOC

Senators presented two bills to committee that would provide tuition grants to surviving children of any member of the military who was killed in the line of duty and who was, at the time a Missouri citizen.

One of the bills' sponsors, Harrisonville Senator Chris Koster, says the legislation would be a way to honor those soldiers who worked to protect the freedom of Missourians.

Actuality: kosterv
RunTime:
OutCue:
Contents:

Under Koster's bill the verteran must have been a Missouri resident when first entering the military and at the time of death.

Those receiving scholarship funding must be enrolled in a program leading to a certificate, or an associate of baccalaureate degree.

SOC

###

A senate committee considers granting scholarship to children of deceased Missouri veterans.

Josh Hinkle reports from Jefferson City.

Story:
RunTime:
OutCue: SOC

In the nation's budget, President Bush will propose that families of U.S. troops killed in Iraq, Afghanistan and war zones of the future receive an extra $250,000 in government payments, Missouri lawmakers are proposing a way to help out those soldiers' children.

In a committee hearing, senators heard from witnesses like airforce retiree Dennis Moore, who says children of deceased veterans deserve some monetary help for school.

Actuality: moorev
RunTime:
OutCue:
Contents:

Senators presented two similar bills to provide tuition grants to the surviving children of any member of the military who was killed in the line of duty and who was, at the time a Missouri citizen.

The more specific bills says the grants will pay only fifty percent of the surviving child's tuition costs, the cost of books, and up to two thousand dollars per semester for room and board.

SOC.