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Lawmakers, university officials warn of higher ed cuts without new revenue Lawmakers, university officials warn of higher ed cuts without new revenue

Lawmakers, university officials warn of higher ed cuts without new revenue

Democrats in the Illinois House, along with officials from each of the state’s public universities, warned Wednesday that unless the state finds new sources of revenue, there likely will have to be funding cuts to higher education in the upcoming budget year. “... As we go through the budget, we learn that the revenue to meet (the fiscal year 2019) level is not there," one lawmaker said.

Lawmakers consider eliminating cash bail Lawmakers consider eliminating cash bail

Lawmakers consider eliminating cash bail

Supporters of that idea say it would bring greater fairness to the system, especially for low-income people charged with relatively minor offenses. But prosecutors and law enforcement officials warn that such a move could have far-reaching consequences, including putting victims of domestic violence at risk and taking away the ability of local courts to fund services for crime victims.

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