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3 Questions with IEA President Kathi Griffin: Juliana Stratton

IEA President Kathi Griffin interviews lieutenant governor candidate Juliana Stratton at a back-to-school event in Schaumburg.

IEA Legislative Update – June 1, 2018

For the first time in three years, the General Assembly has passed a budget with bipartisan support that is likely to be signed by...

IEA Legislative Update – May 25, 2018

As we move into the Memorial Day weekend, the preparation has begun for what is possibly the final week of the spring legislative session....

IEA Legislative Update – May 18, 2018

As we approach the final few weeks of the scheduled spring legislative session, much of the discussion has shifted to the budget and whether...

IEA Legislative Update – May 7, 2018

Legislative Update 5/7/2018This week, both chambers are scheduled to be in session Tuesday through Friday. Last week, the Senate was the only chamber in...

IEA Legislative Update – April 27, 2018

This week both chambers of the General Assembly were in town. This was a deadline week, which means all bills must pass from the...

IEA Legislative Update – April 13, 2018

This week the General Assembly was back in session after a two week break. This was a committee deadline week, which means that substantive bills had to be heard and voted on in committee if they are to be considered for further discussion on the House or Senate floor. Bills not having enough votes to get out of committee are likely dead for the remainder of the spring legislative session.

IEA Legislative Update – March 8, 2018

The General Assembly is in session, but a considerable amount of the focus now is on the March 20 primary election. Despite the distraction,...
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IEA Legislative Update – March 2, 2018

Legislative Update by IEA Government Relations Director Jim Reed.
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IEA Legislative Update – Feb. 1, 2018

Legislative Update by IEA Government Relations Director Jim Reed.

IEA Legislative Update – Nov. 9, 2017

This week, the Illinois General Assembly concluded their two-week veto session.  It was one of the most active veto sessions in recent years, mostly...

IEA Legislative Update – October 26, 2017

Legislative Update by IEA Government Relations Director Jim Reed.

Bill passes that changes ed funding, adds vouchers, rolls back drivers’ ed, PE

The Illinois Senate on Tuesday passed a school funding plan that revamps the way schools are funded, but also implements a temporary voucher program and...

IEA Legislative Update – July 14, 2017

Illinois passes bipartisan budgetIllinois finally has a budget. With the passage of the budget, the state bond rating will likely be spared junk bond...

IEA Legislative Update – May 31, 2017

The spring session of the 100th General Assembly was very similar to last year’s version, in that both sessions ended without a budget being...

IEA Legislative Update – May 26, 2017

In the next five days, we will know whether the General Assembly will pass a state budget. The prospects don’t look favorable, but an...

IEA Legislative Update – May 19, 2017

With less than two weeks remaining in the spring legislative session, the political atmosphere at the Statehouse is highly charged. There has been a...

IEA Legislative Update – May 12, 2017

With three weeks remaining in the scheduled legislative session, proposals to address the budget impasse continue to surface. The focus so far has been on...

IEA Legislative Update – May 5, 2017

https://vimeo.com/216236951IEA Director of Government Relations, Jim Reed, provides an update on the week's action at the Statehouse and highlights three pieces of legislation of...

IEA Legislative Update for week of April 24, 2017

Bill UpdatesThe week of April 24 was a busy one, with the House third reading deadline on Friday. Bills that passed the House moved...