HarrisMAP012816SPRINGFIELD – Today, State Senator Napoleon Harris (D-Harvey) supported legislation that would release Monetary Award Program funding to universities throughout the state.

“Providing low-income students the means to afford a college education should be a priority for any elected official,” Harris said. “We’ve forced these students and universities to wait for this aid for far too long. I’m proud to support people who are trying to better themselves and our communities.”

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harris12716Springfield, IL - In response to Governor Rauner’s State of the State address, Senator Napoleon Harris III (D-Harvey) has released the following statement:

“This isn’t the time to talk. Words don’t feed seniors, keep college students in school or provide childcare for working families. We’ve heard a lot of talk in the last year, but haven’t seen action. He has yet to grasp the reality of our situation. The lack of a state budget is affecting communities and destroying services people in need depend on. It’s disappointing that the governor believes his agenda comes before the most vulnerable lives in our state. I’m tired of it. We need a budget, not more speeches and not more press conferences.”

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Harris12516Senate President John Cullerton addressed the Chicago City Club today. Cullerton’s speech focused on education funding reform as a priority for legislature. State Senator Napoleon Harris (D-Harvey) reacted to the speech with the following:

“Affording children a quality education has been one of my priorities since becoming a state senator. I applaud President Cullerton for focusing on the issue in his City Club speech today. I’m currently working with Senator Manar to produce legislation that would secure a fair, adequate and well-funded education for all children,” State Senator Napoleon Harris (D-Harvey) said. “Our education funding formula doesn’t work, and it’s hurting the poorest kids in our state. We can’t continue to ignore this issue. Our state’s future is at stake.”

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HarrisCPS12115Govenor Rauner and Republican Leaders unveiled a plan for the state to take over management of CPS. State Senator Napoleon Harris (D-Harvey) released the following statement in response:

“It’s irresponsible for the state to even think about managing CPS. We’re talking about children, poor children, who aren’t being afforded a quality education because they’re not being afforded enough resources,” State Senator Napoleon Harris said. “This would be a good time for the governor and Republican leaders to join the fight for education funding reform. But that’s not what they’re doing. Instead it’s a direct attack against the Chicago Teachers Union at the expense of Chicago children.”

 

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