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Rezin: Area schools fare better in new compromise education funding legislation

State Sen. Sue Rezin is co-sponsoring a new education funding reform compromise proposal (SB 1124 – Amendment 3) that would financially help every school district across the state in a more equitable way and provide more funding to area schools compared to other legislation at the Statehouse, according to an analysis by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).

Rezin: Area schools fare better in new compromise education funding legislation

State Sen. Sue Rezin (R-Morris) is co-sponsoring a new education funding reform compromise proposal (SB 1124 – Amendment 3) that would financially help every school district across the state in a more equitable way and provide more funding to area schools compared to other legislation at the Statehouse, according to an analysis by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).

Senate lawmakers unveil Capitol Compromise package

Despite statements made by Senate President John Cullerton recently week stating that the Senate has done its work, Senate Republicans remain adamant that the Senate Democrats’ partisan budget and watered-down reforms are a stark departure from the Senate budget and reform package being discussed in bipartisan working groups until Senate Democrats opted to move forward with their own agenda.

Gov. Rauner calls Special Session

With the clock ticking down on the end of the 2017 Fiscal Year, Gov. Rauner is calling lawmakers back to Springfield for a 10-day special session to continue their work toward passage of a balanced budget before Illinois lapses into its third-straight year without a budget.

Rezin’s Flood Alliance now approved as continuing education credit for Certified Floodplain Managers

Certified Floodplain Managers throughout the Illinois Valley can now receive their mandatory continuing education class credits by attending State Sen. Sue Rezin’s quarterly Illinois Valley Flood Resiliency Alliance (IVFRA) workshops.

Rezin’s issues statement on Governor calling lawmakers back to Springfield

“I support Gov. Rauner calling lawmakers back to Springfield for a Special Session. Time is of the essence.

Federal judge decides ruling on Illinois Medicaid payments

As the budget impasse continues and Illinois’ backlog grows to over $14 billion in unpaid bills, many Medicaid service providers have threatened to discontinue services to Illinois Medicaid recipients unless the state starts postmarking reimbursement checks faster.

Senate Republicans keep focus on balanced budget for upcoming fiscal year

For the third consecutive year, the General Assembly has adjourned on May 31 without passing a comprehensive and balanced budget for the state of Illinois, despite Republican lawmakers repeated requests that their Democrat counterparts remain at the negotiating table to come to a budget compromise.

Business groups say spring session was bad for job-growth

As the regularly scheduled spring legislative session came to a close on May 31, a number of pro-business groups labeled it “one of the worst for employers,” citing a number of anti-employer and anti-job growth measures that cleared the Legislature this year, as well as a lack of progress on major reforms like workers’ compensation reform and property tax relief.

Republicans highlight inequity in newest Democrat school plan

Republican lawmakers continue to advocate for meaningful education funding reform, saying a newly amended Democrat school funding plan pushed through the Senate in the final hours of the regularly scheduled spring legislative session is based on flawed, misleading data that disguises a massive bailout for Chicago’s school system at the expense of every other district in the state.

“End” of session déjà vu

It was déjà vu at the Illinois State Capitol on May 31 as the General Assembly adjourned once again without passing a truly balanced budget or some of the critical structural reforms needed to bring jobs and financial stability back to the state.

Sen. Rezin to host free senior health fair in Morris

State Senator Sue Rezin will host a free Senior Health Fair Tuesday, June 6 at Saratoga School Gym in Morris from 9:00am to noon.

Senate Democrats pass tax increase/unbalanced budget

Continuing their annual tradition, Senate Democrats went back to their old tax-and-spend playbook, advancing another unbalanced budget reliant on the state’s second largest tax increase ever.

Bill Calculating Cost of Unfunded Mandates on Local Governments Passes General Assembly

The Senate approved a measure requiring the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to publish cost estimates highlighting the impact unfunded mandates have on local governments. Senate Bill 2066 is awaiting action by the Governor.

Veterans’ state hiring preferences passes Senate

Seeking to help the brave men and women who served their country with honor, the Senate unanimously passed legislation that would extend veteran hiring preference rules to veterans of the National Guard and reservists.