Passing literally any budget would be better than a continued stalemate that decimates our state’s public universities. There’s no possible way that making a 15% reduction in worker’s comp awards (already down 6.4% since 2010) and passing term limits just to get rid of a 75-year-old speaker is worth destroying higher education in the state. It just isn’t.
shame on the boards of these universities for not turning the students loose on Rauner and the legislature –if this were California the streets would be filled—these boards have a duty to the institution, not to their appointing power–grow some stones
I would love to see the Rauners’ investment portfolio. I’m sure they are both “recusing” themselves from “helping” these universities out. But then again… there’s those economic and education agendas they both promoted to get him elected in the first place…
=== That is the whole ball game, creating high interest / relatively low rick investments for the 1.4%. ===
I don’t doubt that is the objective or, at the least, a result he is happy to produce as part of his effort to suffocate the institutions of state government until such time that the Democrats agree to unilaterally disarm (via passage of his agenda).
But if that truly is what’s afoot, shouldn’t the feds be asking questions?
It is an economic and moral crisis. The loss of talent as students head out of state deals Illinois an economic body blow today and in the future. For the Gov. to not step in and immediately work a budget for the students of our state shows his lack of a moral compass. It is a situation that I could have never imagined.
- Living it daily - Thursday, Apr 20, 17 @ 9:01 pm:
protesting the Governor’s inaction at providing a balanced budget so far, at his new compound, sounds like a good idea. I believe the State Fair grounds are public, and there is a gate right in front of the Managers house, so see you there!