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The Latest on Springfield: Senate OKs college grant funding

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The Latest on Springfield: Senate OKs college grant funding

( KTRS ) Senate Democrats have given final approval to a plan to release $373 million in state funds to help students pay for college. Lawmakers voted 37-0 to authorize spending for the Monetary Award Program. Democrats casting all the “yes” votes, sending the bill to the House. Republicans voted “present. Republicans say they support […]

The Latest on Springfield: Senate OKs college grant funding

( KTRS ) Senate Democrats have given final approval to a plan to release $373 million in state funds to help students pay for college.

Lawmakers voted 37-0 to authorize spending for the Monetary Award Program. Democrats casting all the “yes” votes, sending the bill to the House. Republicans voted “present.

Republicans say they support the grant program. But Republican Sen. Matt Murphy says Democrats are “making promises they can’t keep” by approving spending at levels Illinois can’t afford.

Students who qualify for the grants haven’t received money because of the budget impasse.

Public four-year universities have said they’ll front the money to students but that they can’t continue to do so beyond fall semester.

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