GOVERNOR DELIVERS EDUCATION FOCUSED BUDGET ADDRESS, HOUSE PASSES BILL DEADLINEOn February 15 Illinois Governor JB Pritzker delivered a combined Budget and State of the State address to a joint session of the Illinois House and Illinois Senate. In the speech, Pritzker outlined plans to invest in early childhood education, continue to fund the Evidence-Based Funding formula and invest in Monetary Assistance Program grants for higher education. An in-depth analysis of the spending plan was covered in IASB Report 103-05. You can read the governor’s budget proposal for a deeper look at the numbers.
In typical fashion, committees of the House and Senate met all three days the General Assembly was in session. Most of the focus is still on organizing committees, with little movement on legislation. The Illinois House has a deadline of February 17 to introduce bills. While the number of bills introduced is expected to grow, there have been over 5,800 pieces of legislation filed so far in just over a month since the 103rd General Assembly was sworn in.
Bills in House Committees Week of February 20Appropriations-Elementary & Secondary Education Committee
Tuesday, February 21 at 2 p.m., Room 122B Capitol Building
SUBJECT MATTER: Association of Regional Superintendents of Schools and Stand for Children
Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee
Wednesday, February 22 at 8 a.m., Room 114 Capitol Building
Elementary & Secondary Education: Administration, Licensing & Charter Schools Committee
Wednesday, February 22 at 2 p.m., Room 115 Capitol Building
House Labor & Commerce Committee
Wednesday, February 22 at 2 p.m., Room 114 Capitol Building
House State Government Administration Committee
Wednesday, February 22 at 2 p.m., Room 118 Capitol Building
Bills in Senate Committees week of February 20Senate Education Committee
Tuesday, February 22 at 1:30 p.m., Room 212 Capitol Building