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SPRINGFIELD — The state’s college students face a dire situation if the Illinois House and Governor Bruce Rauner do not follow through on the Senate’s passage of grant funding, State Sen. Melinda Bush said Wednesday after voting to override the governor’s veto.

“For nearly a year, students who have the grades and aptitude to succeed but not the money to afford their education have wondered if they’ll be able to continue their studies,” said Bush, D-Grayslake. “These are students who are going to school already with the promise of MAP grants. If we don't authorize this funding, they may need to go home.”

Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed Senate Bill 2043 last month, denying the funds to students. The Illinois Senate voted to override the veto 37-17 today. The legislation must receive a three-fifths supermajority vote in the Illinois House to overcome the governor’s veto.

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