Thursday, November 23, 2017

Putting the New School Funding Formula to Work

Springfield: Now that Illinois just passed a new school funding formula, how long will it take to be implemented? We talk with Dr Brent...

Comptroller Mendoza: $805 Million Will Go Out to Schools This Week

CHICAGO— Just after midnight Thursday morning, Comptroller Susana Mendoza’s office began transmitting $541 million in General State Aid to schools around the state. These...

House Floor Debate on SB-1947, the School Funding Reform Bill

From the House Chamber: Before the Illinois House passed SB-1947, the bill that reforms the school funding formula, it first voted it down, after...

Reactions to the Passage of SB-1947, the School Funding Reform Bill

  From the State Capitol: Immediately following passage of SB-1947 by the House, we hear from Mike Jacoby of the Illinois Assn of School Business...

Gov Rauner Signs SB-1947 Into Law, Saying “This is a...

Chicago, Aug 31, 2017 -- In a rather rare display of a bipartisan celebration of the passing of legislation, House and Senate members of...

Illinois Senators Vote to Pass SB-1947, Changing the State’s Education Formula

State Capitol:   After the Illinois Senate voted to approve the bill changing the state's formula for distributing money to school districts around the...

After Political Back-flips, the Illinois House Passes an Education Funding Bill

State Capitol:   If anyone thinks democracy is easy, they should come to Illinois.  On Monday, the House spent an hour debating a new...

Legislative Leaders Say They’ve Reached an Agreement “In Principle” on Education...

Chicago -- Speaker Madigan cancelled the House session that was to have met this past Wednesday for a vote to try and override the...

Using Tax Credits to Privately Fund Education Scholarships for Low-Income Students

From the State Capitol: We talk with Lennie Jarratt, of the Heartland Institute, and hear how the use of tax credits applied to privately...

BiPartisan Panel of Lawmakers Share Their Goals on School Funding Reform

From the City Club of Chicago - the leaders in their caucus for education funding reform share the stage to discuss how Illinois can...

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Mark Rhoads, Author of “Land of Lincoln:Thy Wondrous Story”

From the Pasfield House in Springfield: We talk with former Illinois State Senator Mark Rhoads about his book, "Land of Lincoln: Thy Wondrous Story"...

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