House Battles It Out: $600 Million Higher Education Emergency Stop-gap Funding Deal Reached!

State Representative John Cavaletto (R-Salem), announced this morning that a compromise deal to fund higher education was worked out after tough debates and negotiations in the Illinois House. This is a $600 million proposal that is fully funded from the Educational Assistance Fund that is immediately ready to tap.

“This funding is not everything students need or colleges are asking for, but common sense and reason prevailed to provide real dollars and provide a lifeline to higher education in Illinois,” said Rep. John Cavaletto. “Community colleges will receive $74,142,300 in this proposal. Institutions like Kaskaskia College and Lake Land College that serve my constituents in the 107th District will now have access to actual funding.”