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Tag Archives: Education Funding
In my last post, I said that the pension cost shift that the Governor proposed in his budget address is nothing but an attempt to balance the State’s budget on the backs of property taxpayers, and that I would not … Continue reading
On Monday, the House finally passed an education funding bill. The last time the legislature passed a funding bill was in 1997, and in those 20 years, the formula has been changed to the point where the original was barely … Continue reading
There’s some misinformation flying around about the Governor’s amendatory veto of the school funding bill (SB 1) which needs to be addressed. The thing that’s got my attention is the discussion surrounding the calculation of the “hold harmless” provision. The … Continue reading
As I said in my previous post, my problem with SB 1 is the fact that it provides for funding of the Chicago Public Schools’ (CPS) normal pension cost within the framework of a bill that’s supposed to focus on … Continue reading
Every “State of” speech I’ve ever heard follows the same script: A recitation of accomplishments achieved since the previous speech; A shopping list of proposals to be addressed before the next one; and A reminder that those who stand in … Continue reading