IEA Legislative Update – April 7, 2017

In the next two weeks, you can meet with your State Senators and Representatives without a a trip to Springfield.Your state legislators will be...

IEA Legislative Update – March 24, 2017

The Senate was not in session this week, so all the action was on the House side of the Capitol. With next Friday’s House...

IEA Legislative Update – March 17, 2017

Both legislative chambers were in session this week, a deadline week for the Senate to move substantive bills out of committee. Despite that deadline,...

IEA Legislative Update – March 2, 2017

Thank you to all of our members who responded to President Klickna's call asking they urge their state Senator to oppose the property tax freeze...

IEA Legislative Update – February 24, 2017

Only the lower chamber of the Illinois General Assembly was working at the Statehouse this week. Members of the House of Representatives concentrated primarily...

IEA Legislative Update – February 17, 2017

Governor’s Budget Address Gov. Rauner gave his Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 budget address on Wednesday, Feb. 15.Although the governor did not offer any specifics, he...

IEA Legislative Update – February 9, 2017

This week, the Illinois Senate began work on passing bills contained within the package of legislation intended to address the statewide budget impasse. As...

Legislative Update – January 27, 2017

This is the first in a series of updates the IEA Government Relations Department will provide while the Legislature is in session. We hope...

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...