For years veterans have been able to tap into a variety of programs to aid in attaining a college degree. One such program is the Hazlewood Act, which exempts tuition for up to 150 hours of college courses. Well – now some lawmakers are saying that the price for taxpayers just might be too much to bear. So what are lawmakers proposing and will veterans be unduly affected?
Kiah Collier, a reporter at the Austin American-Statesman, has been following the issue. She joins the Texas Standard to talk about the Hazlewood Act and why lawmakers say cuts need to be made.