The Senate is in the midst of the Spring/Easter/Passover break and we won’t be back at the Capital until Tuesday, April 29 but there is important information to pass along to you about education funding, taxes, Illinois’ economy and trust in government.
Education Funding Bill- “We Have to Pass it to See What’s in it”
Without question, education funding is important for students, parents and schools. A quality education is a key to success in life. After a series of statewide public hearings on the topic, there is now legislation before the Senate (Senate Bill 16), which would drastically rewrite how education funding is determined for the more than 800 Illinois school districts from Chicago to Cairo.
Yes, there were statewide hearings on the issue but unfortunately, Senate Bill 16 has only received about a 3 hour public hearing. It’s a 400-plus page bill. And, as of yet, no specific numbers regarding the impact on local ...