State Senator Pat McGuire, D-Joliet, praised the governor’s decision to sign legislation ending the controversial legislative scholarship program earlier today, according a statement released by his office.
“Programs that aren’t on the up-and-up have to go," McGuire said in the statement. "Getting rid of legislative scholarships is an important step toward restoring confidence in Illinois government."
McGuire, who took office earlier this year, chose not to participate in the scandal-ridden program and has vocally supported its abolition.
"The State of Illinois has better ways to spend its money than on legislative scholarships," McGuire said. "We must work on making higher education affordable for everyone. We also must make sure students graduate and are ready to work and make our state great again.”