Haine SB2095Southern Illinois University and other state universities would finally get state support and potentially scale back program cuts and layoffs thanks to legislation State Senator Bill Haine (D-Alton) supported Thursday in the Illinois Senate.

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Haine MAP grantsThe Illinois Senate voted to override Governor Bruce Rauner’s veto of SB2043 on Wednesday. The legislation would give the governor the spending authority to honor his administration’s commitments to the student financial aid program known as the Monetary Award Program.

State Senator Bill Haine (D-Alton) released the following statement:

“I am happy to see that my colleagues in the Senate see MAP grant funding as important as I do,” said Haine. “Making sure MAP grant funding is a priority is making sure our students’ futures are a priority. I hope the legislation receives the same support in the House.”


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State Senator Bill Haine addressed the Senate today in rememberance of the 74th anniverseray of the bombing of Pearl Harbor.



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Group PhotoEAST ALTON– Eighty-six miles of levees separate the Metro East from the waters of the Mississippi River, and those levees are receiving much needed upgrades.

State Senator Bill Haine (D-Alton) state and county officials visited one construction site to review the progress of these updates to the Southwestern Illinois Flood Prevention District.

“These upgrades are an investment in the safety of the entire Metro East. Every dollar of this project goes toward protecting businesses, property and—most importantly—lives. It’s impressive to see a project of this scale and complexity on schedule and under budget,” Haine said.

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