Budget

Budget inaction and continued uncertainty were on the minds of area superintendents during a June 20 meeting convened by State Sen. Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg, to discuss area schools’ cash flow issues. “Our school superintendents are increasingly frustrated with the ongoing impasse, and that...
The Anna City Council had a busy and wide-ranging agenda for its regular meeting on Tuesday evening, April 18. The meeting was at Anna City Hall. A project update was shared by city administrator Steve Guined. In related business, the council approved a bid for one of the city’s improvement...
Budget talks were on the agenda for a special meeting of the Anna City Council which was called for Monday afternoon, Feb. 13. Anna’s new fiscal year begins on May 1. The budget, and plans for the special session, were discussed at last week’s regular meeting of the city council. The regular...
As the historic 100th  Illinois General Assembly prepared to meet in Springfield, State Rep. Brandon Phelps, D-Harrisburg, on Jan. 18 called on both Gov. Bruce Rauner and his fellow lawmakers to come to the negotiating table to do what is best for the residents of Illinois. Phelps represents the...
After nearly 18 months without a full budget, a bipartisan package of reforms, spending and revenue was unveiled in the Illinois State Senate, according to State Sen. Paul Schimpf, R-Waterloo. State Sen. Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg, also reported his support for action on proposed term limits of...
Union County’s proposed tentative budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal year has been posted for public viewing. The tentative, and balanced, budget was approved at a special meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners which was held first thing Monday morning, Nov. 14. The meeting was at the...
Several citizens in Tamms were able to have their questions answered about the future of the Tamms Depot during a community meeting on Thursday, July 28. The meeting was held at the Tamms Community Building. Most village board members were present along with mayor and president of the board, Buddy...
SIU plans to cover student MAP grants Southern Illinois University will cover MAP grants for students for the fall 2016 semester on both the Carbondale and Edwardsville campuses. The state’s Monetary Awards Program, or MAP, provides grants based on financial need to Illinois undergraduates who...
A stopgap Illinois budget was approved June 30. The Illinois News Network reported that the budget funds K-12 education for the entire year and road construction projects, some human services and government operations through the November election. Southern Illinois state legislators shared their...
A new survey conducted by United Way of Illinois, UWI, shows Illinois’ year-long budget impasse continues to starve the nonprofit sector and cause harm to vulnerable citizens across the state. Results of the survey were announced June 22. As of that date, the State of Illinois still did not have a...

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