( KTRS ) Illinois Democratic Senate President John Cullerton says he’s delaying a funding bill for colleges in the hopes that Gov. Bruce Rauner will reconsider his threat to veto it.
Democrats last week approved a $721.5 million to be split between community colleges and tuition grants for low-income students who qualify for the Monetary Award Program. supporters say, colleges and students need the money because they haven’t received state support since July 1, when a new state budget should’ve been taken effect.
Rauner’s budget office is advising the Republican governor to veto the proposal because there’s no revenue for it.
Cullerton says he’s going to wait, at least, 2 more weeks before sending the bill to Rauner.