Moody’s Investor Service is out with a warning that the just-passed stopgap spending plan is not enough for Illinois’ public universities.
On Thursday, lawmakers were extolling the measure’s support for higher education.
Republican state Sen. Chapin Rose of Mahomet highlighted funding of Monetary Award Program – or MAP – grants, for low-income students.
“Pay out the remaining MAP grants from ’16," he said. "It will help our community colleges and also, very importantly, it will invest in adult education to put people back to work in this state.”