Texas Effort to Tighten Vet Aid Fizzles

Free college tuition benefits offered to Texas military veterans and their kids are looking much more secure for the next few years as lawmakers in the House back away from efforts to pare back the program known as Hazlewood.

Facing strong pushback from veterans groups and Democrats, the state representative leading the effort to rein in the growing costs of the program told The Texas Tribune on Friday that he no longer plans to try to make wholesale changes that would dramatically shrink the number of veterans and their children who would qualify.

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