SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Steve Stadelman (D-Rockford) released the statement below after Governor Rauner signed Senate Bill 2059, which will provide funding for Rock Valley College, in addition to MAP grants and four-year universities.

“It is encouraging that after months of unproductive partisan rhetoric, the governor, legislative leaders and lawmakers were able to come together to find a solution to allow Rock Valley College to avoid further layoffs.

“This proposal is far from perfect, but it is finally a good first step at providing much-needed stability for our state.”