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New restrictions on Tulane scholarships killed

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Posted: May 21, 2014 11:44 AM
Updated: May 21, 2014 11:55 AM
Source: Associated Press

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BATON ROUGE - A legislative committee has derailed efforts to put new restrictions on Tulane University scholarships given out by legislators.

The House and Governmental Affairs Committee killed the proposal by Baton Rouge Senator Dan Claitor Wednesday.

The bill would have banned lawmakers from giving the scholarships to elected officials, their own family members, or family members of other statewide officials. Tulane would have to disclose whether recipients are related to any elected official.

The measure had already been approved on the Senate side.

House committee members said Tulane planned to disclose the information sought, and they felt no need to limit flexibility in handing out the scholarships.

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