SPRINGFIELD – State Representative Randy Frese (R-Paloma) sat in on some intense legislative action in Springfield on Thursday and Friday, as negotiations were made to get Higher Education institutions some of their due funding.
Rep. Frese stated, “I’m glad we were finally able to see proper negotiations made to get our schools some of their dues. Bipartisan negotiations brought an amendment to Senate Bill 2059, which will send funding to universities, community colleges, and MAP grants. This appropriation is funded through the Educational Assistance Fund. This bill is not a complete end to Illinois’ budgetary problems, but it did bring the proper negotiations Illinoisans have been rightfully asking for.”
Four-year state institutions will see 31% of their budget, while MAP grants shall be funded at 43% of their dues.