Barickman files education funding legislation

Barickman files education funding legislation including true parity for schools Posted on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Fixing the state’s broken school funding formula could soon become a reality, due in large part to two pieces of legislation filed by State Senator Jason Barickman (R-Bloomington). “This has taken years of bipartisan negotiations to get us to …

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Rauner attempted to bring union costs more in line with what Illinoisans can afford

Illinois Supreme Court’s denial of quicker AFSCME appeal means taxpayers still on the hook for millions each month A recent Illinois Supreme Court order allows AFSCME to continue to stall implementation of a contract for state workers. For each month the contract is not in effect, taxpayers pay an additional $35 million to $40 million in health …

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Illinois Democrats preparing to bail out bankers and cash-strapped local governments

From Illinois Policy April 2017 Bailout bills moving in the Illinois General Assembly would attempt to turn Illinois’ massive debt problems into guaranteed profits for banks and bondholders and a lower standard of living for other Illinoisans. Illinois Democrats have started talking tough about financiers, proposing a new “privilege tax” on investment income that would …

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