Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is traveling the state to drum up support for his budget proposal. The spending plan includes 50-million new dollars for the state collegiate Monetary Award Program. The Governor says the additional funding would make it possible for 21-thousand more people be able to pay for higher education:
"We want to make college affordable to everyday people who have the zeal for learning. But the thing that's holding them back is making sure it's affordable that they can afford to go to college."
Quinn's budget proposal calls for doubling the funding for the Monetary Award Program over five years. He made his comments during a stop in Peoria at Bradley University.
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