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By Amelia Hamilton | Watchdog.org | Dec 15, 2015 1:44 PM | 53
Teachers unions are historically hostile to school choice, but one Georgia union boss has taken that distaste to new heights. Or maybe a new low. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that, in response to Atlanta being named one of the friendliest cities in America for school choice, Verdaillia Turner, president of the Georgia Federation of Teachers, said “That’s like saying [...]
By Illinois News Network | Watchdog.org | Dec 15, 2015 11:35 AM
In a letter to employees, the state says some of its employee health insurance policies are costly to the point they will soon trigger the “Cadillac plan” penalties under federal law and threaten big cost increases.
By Illinois News Network | Watchdog.org | Dec 11, 2015 10:14 AM | 6
State Rep. Kelly Cassidy has reintroduced legislation to put small-amount marijuana possession on par with a traffic ticket.
By Illinois News Network | Watchdog.org | Dec 10, 2015 9:41 AM | 12
Michael Madigan on Wednesday tossed out one possibility for new Illinois tax money, a bump in the income tax rate.
By Illinois News Network | Watchdog.org | Dec 09, 2015 9:48 AM | 27
Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White has put out a what the state calls a “request for information” as the state considers the possibility of paperless driver’s license to be carried on a smartphone or other device
By Illinois News Network | Watchdog.org | Dec 08, 2015 12:27 PM
The Illinois Lottery will start processing claims next week for winners who previously had to accept vouchers for prizes greater than $600.
By Illinois News Network | Watchdog.org | Dec 08, 2015 10:29 AM | 45
A bill to get some tax money into the hands of local governments and pay lottery winners sailed through the Senate on Monday and gained the governor’s almost-immediate signature.
By Amelia Hamilton | Watchdog.org | Dec 07, 2015 9:15 AM | 17
Many of Chicago’s children are being failed by public schools, but school choice is helping to brighten their prospects. In 2013, 75 percent of students at Chicago’s lowest-performing public elementary schools were unable to read or do math at grade level. More than 90 percent of students at the lowest-performing high schools failed to meet standards on a [...]
By Illinois News Network | Watchdog.org | Dec 04, 2015 12:33 PM | 9
The Illinois House has passed a measure aimed at providing greater access to dental care.
By Illinois News Network | Watchdog.org | Dec 03, 2015 9:27 AM | 10
Illinois remains without an overall budget, but the Illinois House on Wednesday took action to release some money to local governments and pay lottery winners.