Illinois General Assembly

The Illinois Lottery on June 27 announced a temporary change in its winner payment policy effective July 1, should funding for Lottery prizes not be approved by the Illinois General Assembly.  At the time that Monday’s Pub. went to press at around midday Thursday, June 28, a state budget had not...
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...
Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute plans to host a one-day conference on March 10 to examine fair school funding in Illinois.  A recent report of the Illinois School Funding Reform Commission, appointed by Gov. Bruce Rauner, will be examined during the...
The Illinois School Funding Reform Commission on Feb. 1 approved a framework that allows members of the General Assembly to create a new school funding formula. “Illinois is another step closer to fixing our broken school funding system,” Gov. Bruce Rauner said in a news release.  “I applaud the...
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...
The final report from the Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform was presented to Gov. Bruce Rauner on Jan. 10. Thirteen new recommendations in the report build on what the commission presented to the governor last year, recommending a total of 27 changes. “This report is another...

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