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Rep. Mitchell Weighs in on House's Failed Override of MAP Grant Funding

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 Bill Mitchell (R-Forsyth) said the state is broke but yet those in control in the General Assembly want to continue spending money that it doesn’t have.



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.

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