Grundy County's 13 school districts will receive an extra $398,921 this year if the Illinois House accepts Gov. Bruce Rauner's version of a school funding bill, according to an analysis by the Illinois State Board of Education.
Gov. Bruce Rauner has called legislators back to Springfield to work on the state's public education funding measure after growing tired of waiting for it to reach his desk despite passing both houses.
Rep. Lindsay Parkhurst (R-Kankakee) wants her constituents to see for themselves the difference between how Senate Bill 1 would fund Illinois public schools and how Gov. Rauner’s alternative plan would work.
As much celebration as there was that Illinois finally passed a budget, it should be short-lived, Rep. Lindsay Parkhurst (R-Kankakee) argued recently on her website, adding that nothing in the plan addresses the underlying problems Illinois faces.
Sen. Sue Rezin (R-Morris) said she wholeheartedly agreed with Gov. Bruce Rauner's decision to call lawmakers back to Springfield for a 10-day session to work out a budget deal, according to a press release.
State Rep. David Welter (R-Morris) said he conducted a series of town hall meetings last month to allow constituents throughout the 75th District to be heard on issues such as the state's budget impasse.
Rep. Lindsay Parkhurst (R-Kankakee) said she couldn't believe House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) would not even call a vote on budget legislation before the end of the spring legislative session, according to a press release.
Sen. Sue Rezin (R-Morris) criticized the recent partisan vote in the Illinois Senate to advance a budget that would increase revenue through higher taxes without the spending reform measures that Republicans have been demanding.
Rep. Lindsay Parkhurst (R-Kankakee) and 39 of her colleagues have penned a letter to Lisa Madigan, asking the state's attorney general to enforce law by requiring the General Assembly to adopt a revenue estimate for a state budget.