Gov. J.B. Pritzker inherited a $2.8 billion budget deficit the moment he stepped into office. Next year, that deficit is projected to be $3.4 billion1. It’s the same story every budget season. But Illinois’ budget crises could be a thing of the past if the state would adopt pension reform, right-size its union contracts and...View Report
The new law will bring more transparency to Illinois school districts’ administrative costs, which are among the highest in the nation.
All Senate Democrats and one Republican voted to override Gov. Bruce Rauner and pass Senate Bill 1 in its original form, including a bailout for Chicago Public Schools.
State Sen. Andy Manar and other defenders of Senate Bill 1 shouldn’t be fighting to put a bailout of Chicago Public Schools ahead of their own districts.