The Illinois House failed to override Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto of funding for college MAP grants and two-year schools Wednesday afternoon. The House debated restoring the funding of money that the Governor and House Republicans have argued the state doesn’t have.
State Representative Dan Brady (R-Bloomington) urged his colleagues to vote no on the measure which he said mislead Illinois’ college students.
Rep. Brady says the state is throwing out a lifeline with no material.
The Democrat majority needed 71 votes to override the Governor’s veto, but the measure failed on a vote of 69 to 48. Due to the absence of one of their members, Democrat leaders knew they didn’t have the votes going into the balloting but called for the vote anyway.