Legislative Update

Legislative Update for Feb. 28, 2020

The 101st Illinois General Assembly is in full swing and legislation is starting to move out of their respective committees. Pensions SB 3027 (McClure, R-Springfield) allows for active members in TRS to purchase up to two years of private or parochial school service credit if that service…

Legislative Update for Feb. 20, 2020

Gov. JB Pritzker gave his fiscal year 2021 Budget Address this week. While Governor Pritzker continues to make great strides to move the state of Illinois ahead, there were a few things in the budget that could raise some concerns. In the address, Governor Pritzker outlined his…

Legislative Update for Nov. 14, 2019

The 2019 veto session wrapped up this week and the IEA had several big victories for public education and public unions, including around the issues of collective bargaining rights, paraprofessional certification and individualized education programs (IEPs) reporting requirements. SB 1784 protects the privacy of public employees, affirms…

IEA Legislative Update for June 3, 2019

The 2019 legislative session has come to an end. Few, if any, thought it would have ended on such a high note on so many levels. The majority of this update will focus on the IEA legislative priorities. We also think it is important to inform you…

IEA Legislative Update for May 24, 2019

One week and counting! That is how much time is left before the scheduled adjournment of the spring legislative session of the 101st Illinois General Assembly. Most of the discussions are focused solely on the passage of a budget and a possible capital bill.

IEA Legislative Update for May 10, 2019

This week, we finally got some good news about pensions. It appears we are not going to be facing a pension holiday proposal at the end of the spring legislative session.

IEA Legislative Update for May 3, 2019

The Fair Tax amendment SJRCA 1 moved from the Senate to the House with a full head of steam and a few pieces of baggage. If approved by the voters in November 2020, the amendment will enable the State of Illinois to have a graduated income tax.…

IEA Legislative Update for April 12, 2019

This deadline week was everything we expected. We almost moved all of our priority bills out of the House and Senate. One proposal that failed to meet the deadline was HB 350. We continue to encourage members to contact their legislators and enlighten them about the impact…

IEA Legislative Update for March 29, 2019

The Illinois General Assembly has been debating countless proposals to address a myriad of issues facing the citizens of the State of Illinois. As is usually the case, the question arises “who is going to pay for it?” So, this year the conversation about revenue has been…