- Published: Friday, April 22, 2016 01:45 PM
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois State Senate passed an emergency funding bill to keep public universities open and help MAP grant recipients attend classes.
“Students should be able to attend college without worrying about piling up excessive amounts of debt,” said Sen. Dave Koehler (D-Peoria). “Funding MAP grants and helping our public universities remain open will allow thousands of students to learn and grow in a stable environment.”
Senate Bill 2059 will provide $600 million in funding for public universities, community colleges, city colleges and MAP grant recipients.
The Illinois Senate also passed Senate Bill 2047, which provides emergency funding for human services.
“Today, my colleagues and I passed emergency funding in the Senate to give human service providers a necessary relief while we work to end the budget impasse,” said Koehler.
Senate Bills 2059 and 2047 passed the Senate 55-0. Senate Bill 2047 now goes to the House for further consideration.