New Stopgap Budget Proposal Would Fund Higher Education and Social Services

Apr 5, 2017

House Democrats are working on a proposal to fund fiscally starving social services and higher education.

The more than 750 million dollar plan uses money sitting in unused special state funds, directing dollars towards state colleges and universities as well as MAP grants.

But, Governor Bruce Rauner says he isn't in favor of this piecemeal approach to a budget.
The democratic plan also has money for social services, including domestic violence shelters which were left out of the last stopgap measure lawmakers passed.