Add an election that could cost in the millions to the taxpayer tab from Aaron Schock’s fall from grace.Read More →
By Benjamin Yount
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — As Illinois schools look to absorb a $150 million budget cut, local districts are asking for two things: flexibility and a break from state mandates.
“I personally wish they would just stop throwing things at school districts,” El Paso-Gridley Superintendent Mike Lindy said.
Lindy’s schools, and the nearly 900 other school districts […]
Students and parents in Illinois are upset over a standardized test that’s tied to nearly $1 billion in federal money.Read More →
Watchdog Podcast: In Our Backyards — Most important policy is coming from the states, not DC (and that’s a good thing)
By Ben Yount | Watchdog Radio
This is “In Our Backyards,” Watchdog.org’s podcast that examines local government — because the government that is the closest to you often can be the most important, even if you don’t hear much about it.
We’ll look at city councils, school boards and even water treatment authorities, because local officials can […]
The government that’s closest to home is the government that can — and probably will — more quickly affect your life.Read More →
House Majority Leader Dave Reed, R-Indiana, said a property tax relief bill will include discussions about reductions and elimination.Read More →