032323CM0784SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Julie Morrison (D-Lake Forest) released the following statement after the governor signed the Fiscal Year 2024 budget into law: 

“Education is the key to so much in life – it’s only commonsense for it to be at the forefront of our budget. From preschool to college, Illinois students and their families should have the peace of mind that they are receiving the best possible, highest quality education.

“By increasing funding for MAP Grants and the AIM High Grant Program, we are making college more accessible and attainable to students across the state while incentivizing them to stay in Illinois.

“This, in turn, helps job creation and economic growth. We have made great strides in Illinois to prioritize our most vulnerable populations and educating our youngest people. I am proud to support the FY 24 budget.”