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“This isn’t just about funding...[its] is about giving young people a chance to afford college and do great things for Illinois’ future.” - State Senator Scott Bennett (D-Champaign)

SPRINGFIELD – Members of the Illinois Senate on Tuesday voted for a plan that funds higher education and Monetary Award Program grants. Students, universities and community colleges have been reeling from the effects of the budget impasse for two years now, with some colleges slashing staff and students unable to afford college.

State Senator Scott Bennett (D-Champaign) voted to fund higher education institutions such as the University of Illinois, Parkland College and Danville Area Community College. The bill would also fund MAP grants for lower- and middle-income students.

“This isn’t just about funding our state’s colleges and universities,” said Bennett. “This is about giving young people a chance to afford college and do great things for Illinois’ future.”

The measure was a part of the Senate’s “Grand Bargain” package of legislation designed to end the budget stalemate.

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