SPRINGFIELD- State Senator Scott Bennett (D-Champaign) issued the following statement in regard to the Senate’s override of Gov. Rauner’s veto of Senate Bill 2043 (MAP grant funding):

“I’m proud to stand with college students throughout my district. The state shouldn’t be in the business of choosing winners and losers based on financial need. College affordability should not be a partisan issue. It’s the state’s duty to make valuable investments in students at Danville Area Community College, the University of Illinois and Parkland College to increase their chances to succeed, not force them to graduate with mountains of debt and missed opportunities.”

Senate Bill 2043 passed the Senate with a partisan roll call of 37-17-2 and now moves on to the House for consideration.

 
Newsletter Sign-up
  1. First Name(*)
    Invalid Input
  2. Last Name(*)
    Invalid Input
  3. Your Email(*)
    Please let us know your email address.

Office Info

Champaign Office:
45 E. University Suite 206
Champaign, IL 61820
P: (217) 355-5252

Danville Office:
201 N. Vermilion St. Suite 323
Danville, IL 61832
P: (217) 442-5252

Springfield Office:
311C State House
Springfield, IL 62706
P: (217) 782-2507