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Illinois Budget Facts

Illinois budget facts

Illinois Budget Facts - Setting the record straight

With an abundance of misinformation about the balanced budget floating around, we want to set the record straight. Here are the facts on reforms the Senate has passed, the revenue package and efforts to pay down our backlog of bills. Use these fact sheets as a resource to navigate the new laws and to clarify any confusing reports.

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IMAGE Tom Cullerton takes first step toward cutting school administration costs
Wednesday, 15 August 2018
VILLA PARK — A measure championed by State Senator Tom Cullerton (D-Villa Park) will give DuPage County taxpayers easier access to records of...

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IMAGE Murphy promotes voice of disabled individuals in workforce discussions
Wednesday, 15 August 2018
DES PLAINES — A new law sponsored by State Senator Laura Murphy (D-Des Plaines) requires the governor to appoint two individuals with...

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IMAGE McGuire DCFS measure becomes law
Wednesday, 15 August 2018
SPRINGFIELD — Legislation championed by Sen. Pat McGuire (D-Crest Hill) to support children whose families are involved with the Department of...

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IMAGE Morrison’s proposal to require SMA testing in newborns signed into law
Wednesday, 15 August 2018
SPRINGFIELD – Illinois newborns will now be tested for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) under a proposal passed by State Senator Julie Morrison...

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IMAGE New Martinez law seeks to place teachers in low-income classrooms
Wednesday, 15 August 2018
SPRINGFIELD — A new law passed by Assistant Majority Leader Iris Y. Martinez (D-Chicago) expands the Grow Your Own Teacher initiative, a...

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