Harris on MAP Grants: There's No Printing Press in Springfield

State Representative David Harris (R-Arlington Heights) responded to an effort by House Democrats to override Gov. Rauner's veto of Senate Bill 2043. Harris stated how unfortunate it is, but recipients of Monetary Award Program (MAP) Grants shouldn't hold their breath. Harris noted that everyone in the General Assembly wants to fund grants, but there is no money to do it. He also pointed out that unlike the Federal Government, Illinois can't print money in Springfield, therefore the MAP Grant vouchers end up at the rear of an ever growing line of $7 billion in back bills.