Chicago Public Schools (CPS) should not get a pension bailout, but no state school should be rewarded for failing its students, the superintendent of Lisbon Community Consolidated School District #90 contends.
Sen. Jim Oberweis (R-Sugar Grove) recently threw his support behind Gov. Bruce Rauner’s vow to issue use an amendatory veto if and when he receives Senate Bill 1 from Democratic lawmakers to remove provisions favorable to Chicago Public Schools (CPS), according to a release.
Rep. Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) made an impassioned plea to pass an appropriations bill for Illinois’ other state funds independent of the general fund in a Facebook live video from the General Assembly’s special session recently.
Sen. Sue Rezin (R-Morris) said she wholeheartedly agreed with Gov. Bruce Rauner's decision to call lawmakers back to Springfield for a 10-day session to work out a budget deal, according to a press release.
State Rep. David Welter (R-Morris) said he conducted a series of town hall meetings last month to allow constituents throughout the 75th District to be heard on issues such as the state's budget impasse.
Rep. Keith Wheeler (R-Oswego) and 39 of his House colleagues sent a letter to Attorney General Lisa Madigan recently, asking her to compel the General Assembly to adopt a revenue estimate as the first step toward reaching a budget agreement.
Sen. Sue Rezin (R-Morris) criticized the recent partisan vote in the Illinois Senate to advance a budget that would increase revenue through higher taxes without the spending reform measures that Republicans have been demanding.
The Illinois Republican Party is urging residents of House Districts 46, 56 and 84 to call their representatives and voice their opposition to a budget based on tax hikes passed by Senate Democrats on Tuesday.