It’s been a hectic few days as far as the state budget goes, so I wanted to bring you up to speed on the latest from Springfield.
As we head toward the final stretch of the legislative session (which is scheduled to end on May 31st), I wanted to bring you up to speed on some major developments in the last few days.
If all goes according to plan, my first bill will be before committee this week. And it’s a major one — it would give parents the right to opt their students out of state standardized testing.
On Wednesday, Governor Rauner addressed the legislature to lay out his plans for the state’s budget — both for the remaining fiscal year and for FY ’16.