Illinois House fails to overturn Rauner veto of college spending bill

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Although the Illinois Senate voted to override Governor Rauner’s veto of hundreds of millions of dollars for higher education, it failed in the House.

The legislation would have authorized spending nearly $400 million for the income-based Monetary Award Program for needy college students.

Another $324 million would have gone to finance community colleges. Republican lawmakers are spearheading their own efforts to release funds.