CHICAGO - Statement from Senate President John Cullerton regarding Gov. Rauner’s veto of SB2043, legislation that gave the governor the spending authority to honor his administration’s commitments to the student financial aid program known as the Monetary Award Program.

“I’m disappointed in the governor. He had a chance to back up his promises with funding. Instead, he let these students down, again. I don’t understand how he can propose funding student financial aid on Wednesday, and then turn around and veto it on Friday.”

The Senate President will discuss with fellow Senate Democrats what steps to take next regarding the legislation.