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CAPITOL RECAP: Pritzker paints two budget pictures: One with graduated tax, one without CAPITOL RECAP: Pritzker paints two budget pictures: One with graduated tax, one without

CAPITOL RECAP: Pritzker paints two budget pictures: One with graduated tax, one without

UPDATED 2/21: Capitol Recap is a weekly roundup of Capitol News Illinois’ coverage of state government. This feature can be used as a once-a-week briefs package by weekly newspapers or dailies. It will remain on this site and be updated regularly. Meaning, you’ll be able to grab the most recent version of the weekly update at any time of any day.

Education funding returns to the forefront Education funding returns to the forefront

Education funding returns to the forefront

Education funding is once again top of mind at the Capitol, with a key cog of Gov. JB Pritzker’s fiscal year 2021 budget proposal addressing the matter already facing pushback.  At issue is the state’s three-year-old K-12 education funding system, known as the evidence-based model. For the fourth straight budget year, lawmakers are discussing how many hundreds of millions...
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