Friday, February 22, 2019

Alliance Legislative Report 100-06

On Wednesday, Governor J.B. Pritzker delivered his first budget address to the Illinois General Assembly. Predictably, Democrats in the House and Senate applauded the speech as a step in the right direction, while Republicans were concerned about the plans for additional State revenues generated through new taxes and fees. To read more about the details of the Governor’s budget address, click here.

Next week in Springfield, a group of principals, school business officials, superintendents, and school board members from across Illinois will gather to advocate on behalf of their districts at the Alliance Leadership Summit. The two-day event will offer opportunities for learning, as panels of legislators and political reporters discuss the biggest issues facing Illinois public education. While there will be an abundant number of issues covered and training provided, the main focus will be on advocacy. The school leaders will be in the Capitol on Wednesday afternoon meeting with their members of the House of Representatives to share Alliance positions on legislation.

Click here to read the complete Alliance Legislative Report 100-06, including bill action from last week and bills scheduled for committee next week.