SPRINGFIELD, IL – State Senator John Sullivan (D-Rushville) is keeping a promise he made during last fall’s veto session to make sure a panel studying the role of Regional Offices of Education submits its findings in time to affect next year’s budget. SB 2566, passed unanimously today by the Senate, will require the panel to make its report four months earlier – by April 1, instead of by August 1.
“I made a promise last fall to local units of government and to my colleagues to move the date forward,” Sullivan said. “We need all the facts sooner rather than later – and in time to incorporate them into the budget discussions. We cannot continue to burden local governments with the cost of running the ROEs.”