stadelmanfloorSPRINGFIELD – A proposal backed by State Senator Steve Stadelman (D-Rockford) that allocates $90 million to Illinois community colleges, including Rock Valley College, passed the Illinois Senate today with a bipartisan vote of 55-2.

The proposal is Senate Bill 2048. This funding is in addition to the funds appropriated in Senate Bill 2059, which was signed into law by the governor April 25.

“These funds will provide Rock Valley College with additional stability and allow them to prevent further layoffs,” Stadelman said. “These are the types of compromises needed to ensure our state is able to get back on the right track.”

The legislation will now head to the Illinois House.