Representative Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) recently appeared as a guest on Comcast Newsmakers and discussed the importance of Illinois moving to a two-party rule system of government.
You may watch Representative Ives' interview here.
At a joint hearing of the House Elementary & Secondary Education and House Appropriations Elementary & Secondary Education Committees on Tuesday, State Representative Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) spoke out against SB16 as written.
Watch her comments here.
Senate Bill 16, which has passed in the Illinois Senate and is awaiting debate in the House, will make sweeping changes in how the state funds education. In most suburban school districts, the bill will have a severe, negative impact. State education is currently funded by several sources – federal, state and local. SB 16 consolidates 83 percent of Illinois’ education resources and redistributes according to a formula devised by Senate Democrats and Democrat House leaders.