SB44 • Sen. Luz Robles saw her bill that would have extended tuition benefits to military veterans fail Friday in the Utah Senate on a 14-11 vote, leaving the Salt Lake City Democrat incredulous and bewildered after the measure had sailed through previous votes.
"I don't understand what happened," Robles said. "I'm in shock."
The measure, SB44, passed its committee unanimously and its second reading where senators often debate legislation 26-1. It would've allowed for the state to fund a gap between federal funds military veterans apply for when attempting to obtain a bachelor's degree at the university level.