Thursday, November 23, 2017

The State Budget and Education

From the Illinois Assn of School Boards annual conference in Chicago- Sen Jason Barickman (R), Sen Bertino-Tarrent (D), are joined by Rep Bob Pritchard...

LIVE from the Illinois Assn of School Boards Annual Conference in...

CHICAGO: Before a room of school board members, a panel of lawmakers will discussed significant issues affecting schools in Illinois. State funding, unfunded mandates,...

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...

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...

Illinois Senate in Session at 2 PM Sunday, in Expected Vote...

Springfield - In what seems to be in many ways a replay of the Budget Battle we had in July, when the legislature voted...

Sen Andy Manar (D) Slams Gov Rauner’s Changes to Education Reform

State Capitol: In a statehouse press conference, Sen Manar took the governor to task for the changes made to SB-1, the education funding reform...

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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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