The Illinois State Board of Education desires an additional $7.5 billion to pay for colleges across the nation — a quantity that would nearly double what it acquired ultimate yr.
Even the board’s top monetary authentic cited that a request for $15.7 billion ways outweighs how tons money the nation has for its subsequent finances.
After all, the arguable earnings tax hike authorized final yr is expected to feature $five billion to Illinois’ sales, consistent with the General Assembly’s range-crunching arm. The Board of Education is soliciting for even extra than that. And the country nonetheless has a pile of approximately $9.2 billion in unpaid bills after borrowing cash to pay some off.
Countered Robert Wolfe, the training organization’s leader monetary officer: “However, as an advocacy corporation, and for all the 2 million students throughout the nation of Illinois, this is what ok looks as if.”
Board member Susie Morrison delivered that it’s “our function as state board individuals to advise for every and every toddler across the kingdom.”
The board signed off at the funding request all through an assembly Wednesday. Gov. Bruce Rauner is scheduled to unveil his budget suggestion Feb. 14.
The ask comes as the board attempts to put in place a brand new investment formula that seeks to close the schooling hole between rich and bad college districts. Rauner rewrote rules associated with that attempt final month, and the board has stated if the bill does no longer grow to be regulation, nearly two hundred faculty districts may lose out on extra finances they would have been entitled to underneath the brand new method.
The board’s workforce said Wednesday that it’s miles ready to peer what lawmakers do when they go back to the Capitol this month, but might convey new legislative proposals if important. Lawmakers could try to override the governor’s veto, skip his amended model or do nothing, in which case the rules die. (Bill Lukitsch)
What’s on faucet
*Mayor Rahm Emanuel will seem at Crane Medical Preparatory High School to speak approximately postsecondary education and later make an assertion with JLT Specialty USA.
*Gov. Rauner will talk to journalists after a roundtable discussion on property taxes in south suburban Country Club Hills.
*Secretary of State Jesse White and a visitors protection committee will keep a meeting about proposed impaired using legal guidelines.
*The City Club of Chicago will host a panel about sanctuary towns that consists of Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia and previous U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh.
From the notebook
*Newman vs. Lipinski: Democratic U.S. Reps. Luis Gutierrez and Jan Schakowsky took the rare step of endorsing Marie Newman’s number one mission to their colleague, Rep. Dan Lipinski.
Lipinski, meanwhile, countered with a listing of 30 mayors he says are backing his re-election bid.
The dueling endorsements are the trendy development on the Southwest Side and southwest suburban 3rd Congressional District number one war. Gutierrez and Schakowsky praised Newman’s progressive positions towards the particularly conservative Lipinski.
“It’s now not clean to advise a challenger over a colleague within the House of Representatives, particularly while that colleague is a member of your personal party,” Gutierrez said. “But I think this is a very unique, and at the identical time, a completely risky time.”
Newman regarded with the retiring Gutierrez and Schakowsky at a news convention in Washington.
Lipinski, meanwhile, highlighted his backing from La Grange Village President Tom Livingston. (Newman lives in La Grange.)
“My notion in working to bring people together to remedy troubles for my components encompasses all levels of government,” Lipinski said in an assertion. “I cooperate intently with neighborhood officers due to the fact they recognize the desires of their communities.”
*Silverstein selection coming soon: A listening to officer on the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners is weighing whether kingdom Sen. Ira Silverstein must preserve his spot on the primary poll and will trouble a recommendation soon.
A project to the petition signatures Silverstein wishes to get at the ballot discovered him 45 briefs of the minimum required. The longtime lawmaker is going through a competitive primary contest after he becomes accused of sexually harassing a sufferer rights suggest who says he used her advocacy for regulation in Springfield to pursue an irrelevant dating.
Over the route of 3 days, Silverstein’s attorneys and attorneys seeking to knock him off the poll supplied dueling proof within the case. Silverstein became there for a whole lot of the hearing.
At one factor, the Chicago Democrat recruited dozens of his allies to attest to their signatures on his nominating petitions. He additionally introduced in a handwriting professional who spent hours attesting to the aid of dozens of signatures that the election board’s examiners had deemed invalid.
*Quick Spin: Former U.S. Sen. Adlai Stevenson III plans to propose Democratic governor candidate nation Sen. Daniel Biss.
What we’re writing
*Emanuel admonishes City Council divided on fitness care access, abortion perspectives on $five.6 million taxpayer subsidy.
*Obama Presidential Center activists shout “Shame on you!” at aldermen.
*Emanuel doesn’t say whether or not metropolis ought to task low industrial assets tests.
*Ald. Proco “Joe” Moreno: End full nudity at BYOB clubs.
*Duckworth: “No such factor as a surgical strike” in North Korea.
*Judge agrees to preserve a few files mystery in Dennis Hastert lawsuit.
*Oak Park places the brakes on Divvy after less than years.
*Former Cook County commissioner Mary McDonald dies.
*Illinois health branch reports 2nd case of measles in 2 days at O’Hare.
*State intellectual facility in Elgin faces 2nd lawsuit over ex-social worker’s alleged sexual misconduct.
*Dozens of puppies followed, rescued after town refuge hits capability.
What we’re analyzing
*Former Pat Quinn campaign staffer fired from the federal Department of Energy for leaking an image desires whistleblower protections.
*Bald eagles got here returned from breaking point, however, are numbers dropping again? An Illinois researcher fears so.
*Meteor over Midwest explodes in the great fireball with the pressure of a mild earthquake.
Follow the cash
*Democratic candidate for governor Chris Kennedy reported putting every other $250,000 into his marketing campaign.
*Track Illinois marketing campaign contributions in real time right here and here.
*North and South Korea to march together at Olympics.
*Kelly shows DACA deal optimism.
*Mueller probe could remain till the election.