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The State Board of Higher Education has objections to several proposed eliminations in the upcoming fiscal year budget even though they were the ones that proposed the cuts.

During a Senate Appropriations hearing last week Dr. James Applegate, Executive Director of the Illinois Board of Higher Education, decried the proposal of several grant programs being eliminated in the upcoming fiscal year budget.

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Governor Bruce Rauner’s proposed budget reduces IBHE’s budget by more than five-million dollars, however the Governor keeps money for the Monetary Award Program the same. The IBHE says they want to see an increase of fifty-million dollars in the MAP fund for the next fiscal year.

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