Cavaletto Fights for Higher Education, Cosponsors Realistic Emergency Funding Bill

(Salem, Il) — State Representative John Cavaletto, a member of the Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee is co-sponsoring legislation that will fund the MAP grant program for students at the full Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 level and community colleges at 90% of FY15 level and state university operations at 80% FY15 level. The total spending package is approximately $1.68 billion that would come from general funds. It is contingent on the passage of the recently filed “Unbalanced Budget Response Act” that would permit the governor to manage monies in existing funds to adequately fund programs including higher education.