Legislative Update for June 1, 2016

The regular legislative session adjourned at midnight on May 31. Unfortunately, while numerous budget bills were introduced, not a single budget bill passed both...

Will there be a budget? IEA Capitol Report – May 27, 2016

The Illinois General Assembly is scheduled to adjourn Tuesday and the question in everyone's mind is, "Will lawmakers pass a state budget before they leave...

Legislative Update for May 19, 2016

The House and Senate cancelled legislative session scheduled for Friday, May 20, and will return on Monday. Below is an update on the IEA...

Legislative Update for May 13, 2016

This week was the deadline in each chamber to pass bills out of committee. The Senate and House both cancelled Friday as a legislative...

Legislative Update for May 5, 2016

Both chambers reconvened this week to begin considering bills that had passed the chamber of origin. The deadline to pass constitutional amendments for consideration...

Legislative Update for April 26, 2016

Last Friday was the Third Reading deadline for bills to pass the chamber of origin before moving to the opposite chamber for consideration. The...

Legislative Update for April 8, 2016

The Illinois General Assembly returned this week to a packed legislative agenda. Today, Friday, April 8, is the deadline for legislators to pass their...

Legislative Update for July 16, 2015

ESEA - Final Action Today the U.S. Senate passed S.1177, the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). NEA supported this bill and Illinois Senators Mark Kirk...

Legislative Update for June 24, 2015

Governor Signs Education Budget This afternoon Governor Rauner signed HB 3763, (Public Act 99-0005), the appropriation bill that funds elementary and secondary education. This guarantees...

Legislative Update for June 17, 2015

Continuous Summer Session Update The Illinois General Assembly was in session yesterday for the third consecutive week with no significant action taken on the budget....

Legislative Update for June 1, 2015

End of Session - Round One What's Next? While the regular spring session ended Sunday night and a budget was passed, the budget is unbalanced. The...

Legislative Update for May 29, 2015

Education Budget HB 3763 and HB 4151 provide funding for K-12 education through the Illinois State Board of Education budget.  Under these bills, spending on...

Legislative Update for May 22, 2015

Both chambers wrapped up their work for the week and the House canceled their weekend session.  There was no significant action on the FY16...

Legislative Update for May 15, 2015

This week both chambers wrapped up a bulk of their committee work. They will now move to final action on bills, hear additional amendments...
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Capitol Report Video Update – May 1, 2015

Capitol Report Video Update for May 1, 2015 from IEA Director of Government Relations Jim Reed.  Watch the video.

Legislative Update for April 28, 2015

With the passing of 3rd Reading deadline last Friday, this Legislative Update recaps the first half of the legislative session. At this point, any...
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Video: Legislative Update

Legislative update for March 27, 2015 from IEA Director of Government Relations Jim Reed.  Watch the video.

Legislative Update for March 27, 2015

General Assembly and Congress Wrap Up Work Before Spring Breaks This Legislative Update wraps up the first half of the 99th General Assembly. The House...

Legislative Update for March 19, 2015

Legislators will be in session one more week before they begin a two-week spring break. The deadline for bills to be voted out of...

Legislative Update for Feb. 26, 2015

This is the first in a series of updates the Government Relations Department will provide on a frequent basis. We hope this update is...