ClayborneMAP082015SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Senator James Clayborne (D-Belleville) supported a measure that funds the Monetary Award Program for FY 16. Senate Bill 2043 provides the funds the Illinois Student Assistance Commission uses to help students pay for college.

“Students seeking a higher education should be afforded these opportunities,” Clayborne said. “It’s intolerable to force our students to drop out of school due to lack of funding for a program we know works.”

Read more: Clayborne votes to fund MAP grants

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Clayborne on the floor Twice a year, I have the honor of taking dozens of young African American men and women from our communities on a bus tour where they visit historic black colleges and historic places. I’ve done this for the past several years because I know how important it is for the youth to see what’s out there for them if they continue to do well in school and stay out of trouble. I also do it because I know once they see the past of their history; they will be motivated to excel in their future.

No, state tax dollars are not used.

Read more: Investing in the future, saving taxpayers money

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clayborneWASHINGTON D.C. - Senator James Clayborne (D-Belleville) will be traveling to Washington, D.C., in June to be honored at Novogradac & Company LLP’s New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) Conference.

Clayborne was awarded the Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits Community Development Individual Achievement Award because of his support and contributions to the New Markets Tax Credit program (NMTC).

Read more: Senator Clayborne named State Legislator of the Year

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