Tuesday, 03 December 2013 Drew Hill
Legislation that would provide $160 billion in savings over the next thirty years while guaranteeing full funding of the states' pension systems by 2044 was recommended yesterday by the Conference Committee on Senate Bill 1.
The bipartisan committee composed of House and Senate members gave approval to the plan that now heads to the House and Senate for approval before becoming law.
Chairman Kwame Raoul (D – Chicago) presided over a public hearing on the legislation this morning at the state Capitol, giving interest groups and the public the chance to review the proposal.
Wednesday, 06 November 2013 Katharine Eastvold
Friday, 25 October 2013 Drew Hill
To the Ross family from Springfield, the Marriage Equality legislation pending in the Illinois House hits home.
Tuesday, 17 September 2013 Drew Hill
The Advisory Committee on Education Funding met for a second time at the state capitol today, hearing testimony from the Illinois State Board of Education regarding the current state funding formula for school districts in Illinois.
"We have incredible inequity that we have to start to address in this state," chairman State Senator Andy Manar (D - Bunker Hill) said. "The situation is getting worse, it is not getting better."
The committee held their first hearing in late August, beginning a series of hearings that will be held across the state over the coming months.
Monday, 16 September 2013 Senate Democratic Caucus Staff
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