Illinois Comptroller talks education funding in Quincy
Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza talks higher education funding in Quincy on Friday.
Now with a state budget in place the focus turns to those that need the money right away.
Mendoza is visiting Quincy University to discuss the impact of the recently approved state budget on higher education in Ilinois.
She says having the money to spend means Illinois will continue to invest in itself.
"As a matter of fact for every one dollar we invest in higher education it generates four dollars on average to that region and the entire state of Illinois. It just makes good sense whether it's K through 12, whether it's early childhood, or whether it's higher education," said Mendoza.
Representatives from John Wood Community College, Western Illinois University and Quincy University were on hand to speak with the Illinois Comptroller.