Governor's Office Reacts to House's Failed Attempt of Veto Override

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Springfield - Following a day that saw the Senate pass, and the House fail, an override to Governor Bruce Rauner's veto of legislation to appropriate funding for community college's and MAP grants, the governor's office released reaction to the General Assembly's voting on Wednesday.

“We applaud House Republicans and Representative Drury for standing up for taxpayers today.  Despite the Governor's request that the General Assembly not waste time with a political vote that was never going to pass, the legislature is poised to leave students, universities and community colleges in the lurch for at least a month. We continue to urge Democratic leaders not to recess until the General Assembly passes a bipartisan proposal to fund MAP and higher education,” said governor spokesperson Catherine Kelly in a statement to the media.

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