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Funding vital State services is hard enough, but it becomes far more challenging given the growing unfunded pension liabilities which continue to elbow out budget room for basic, necessary State services.
Every child is entitled to a quality education, regardless of their geography or family’s financial situation. I support school reform opportunities which will afford a solid educational foundation for every child.
The State must stop picking winners and losers and focus on creating an environment conducive to success. More
Illinois should be the model of transparency; permitting real public access and participation to empower citizens and hold officials accountable. All financial transactions should be online in real time.
To reform how Springfield conducts business requires significant operational change; transformative change. To start anywhere other than with reasonable term limits would be a mistake because term limits are the necessary starting point to reform Illinois and help rid us of our culture of corruption.
Illinois is broke, financially and culturally, so we must stop the vicious cycle of taxing and spending and borrowing... and borrowing again. Living within our means is tough but necessary.
The State does too much it cannot afford right now – we must re-focus on those things that we really must do because our financial resources are finite.
No process, which when proven as broken as this one, should remain in place – particularly when dealing with life and death.
The Illinois Dream Act will establishes a private fund, administered by a volunteer state commission, to provide scholarships to students who have attended school in Illinois for at least three years and have received a high school diploma.