Governor May Veto Financial Aid Bill

MAP Grant May Get Vetoed

By Ken Hare

Chicago Defender Staff Writer


A bill that would fund higher education and keep upwards to 130,000 college students in school might not pass. Governor Rauner’s spokesperson Catherine Kelly said that “Yes, he will veto it,” according to media sources. The bill which was sent to the governor yesterday was intended on funding the Monetary Award Program (MAP) aimed at assisting low-income students who attend state universities and community colleges throughout Illinois.

“Critical funding will keep college students on the path toward completing their degrees,” Sen. Donnie Trotter said in a statement. “I hope the governor stands with us to make college affordable and keep the doors open for our higher institutions of learning.”

Hundreds of students have planned to rally today in Springfield.


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