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Friday, Jan 26, 2018

* I’m hearing this too, but no announcement yet…

*** UPDATE *** Looks like I should’ve waited another half an hour. Press release…

A compromise negotiated this week has paved the way for more Illinois schools to participate in the Invest in Kids scholarship tax-credit program, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner announced today. The move leaves the General Assembly clear to act swiftly to fully implement the requested cleanups to the state’s historic funding law.

“We have worked with schools, advocates, legislators from both parties, the Illinois Department of Revenue and the Illinois State Board of Education to ensure that more schools will be able to participate in the Invest in Kids Program,” Rauner said.

The compromise announced today allows ISBE to notify IDOR in real time as new schools become recognized, eliminating the lag time that prevented schools from participating in this program.

Earlier this month, the governor used his amendatory veto power to address an issue that prevented a number of schools from participating in invest in kids; they had not achieved “recognition” status by the Illinois State Board of Education in time.

“We encourage swift passage in the General Assembly of legislative language necessary to correct the other unintended consequences so the historic school funding law can be fully implemented,” Rauner said.

Invest in Kids is a scholarship tax-credit program that gives low- to middle-income students the opportunity to attend nonpublic schools that best meet their needs.

“I applaud Governor Rauner for taking action, and working with us in a bipartisan way, to ensure that even more schools, students and families in Illinois have the opportunity to participate in Invest in Kids,” said State Rep. La Shawn K. Ford, D-Chicago. “I look forward to continuing to work with the governor to support schools across Illinois.”

Going forward, ISBE has committed to accepting applications for initial nonpublic school recognition on a rolling basis throughout this school year. An updated list of schools that are recognized has been posted on the ISBE website. That list will continue to be updated as new schools reach this status.

Advocates including Robert Gilligan, executive director of the Catholic Conference of Illinois, Rabbi Shlomo Soroka, director of Government Affairs for Agudath Israel of Illinois, Nakisha Hobbs, principal and co-founder of the Village Leadership Academy, and Myles Mendoza, executive director of Empower Illinois, lauded the bipartisan, collaborative compromise that gives Illinois families more choices when it comes to educating their children.

“Once again, bipartisan leadership worked together to benefit the education of all Illinois children,” said Gilligan. “The Catholic Conference of Illinois, on behalf of the state’s Catholic schools, is grateful for this latest effort by the governor and legislators, along with the Illinois State Board of Education, to find a solution that allows more families to apply for a tax-credit scholarship so their children can attend a recognized school of their choice.”

“Following discussions with stakeholders, a solution ensuring the participation of all schools that become recognized was achieved,” said Rabbi Soroka. “Agudath Israel of Illinois thanks the Rauner Administration, the bipartisan group of legislators, the Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois Department of Revenue and advocates who worked together to provide quality educational options to more students.”

“Over the past few weeks I’ve worked closely with State Rep. La Shawn K. Ford, the Governor’s Office, African-American school leaders and other education advocates from across the state to ensure that all high-quality schools had a path to participation in the inaugural year of the Invest in Kids Tax Credit Scholarship Program,” said Hobbs. “I am grateful to Governor Rauner’s administration for its demonstrated commitment to inclusion, and to Representative Ford for his unwavering and effective leadership.”

Empower Illinois also praised the collaboration. “This was a bipartisan effort by lawmakers, schools and advocates to expand quality education options for students across Illinois,” said Mendoza. “There is clear unity on the value of this program, as the demand for scholarships by families continues to grow. Today is a victory for Illinois kids.”

“Thanks to this collaborative, bipartisan effort,” Rauner said, “families in Illinois will have more choices when it comes to the education of their children.”

[ *** End Of Update *** ]

* I seriously doubt this will ever see the light of day beyond the hearing

Lawmakers in Illinois are so desperate to shore up the state’s massively underfunded retirement system that they’re willing to entertain an eye-popping wager: Borrowing $107 billion and letting it ride in the financial markets.

The legislature’s personnel and pensions committee plans to meet on Jan. 30 to hear more about a proposal advanced by the State Universities Annuitants Association, according to Representative Robert Martwick. The group wants Illinois to issue the bonds this year to get its retirement system nearly fully funded, assuming that the state can make more on its investments than it will pay in interest.

It would be by far the biggest debt sale in the history of the municipal market, and in one fell swoop would be more than Puerto Rico amassed in the run up to its record-setting bankruptcy.

* I don’t think this is even a bill yet

An effort is underway in Illinois that would let the terminally ill choose to end their life.

Oregon approved the option back in the mid 90’s. A few more states and Canada have followed with similar laws. They allow a terminally ill and mentally sound individual to choose to end their life.

“We all die and unfortunately as we approach death, as we get sicker and sicker, often a lot of pain and suffering comes with it. And when death is imminent, when suffering is intolerable, it should be your choice,” said Ed Gogol of Final Options Illinois. […]

Gogol wants an Illinois law that would have the patient being prescribed medication they would self-administer. It’s not “physician-assisted suicide” or “euthanasia” because the doctor would only make sure the person qualified.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

14 Comments
  1. - Precinct Captain - Friday, Jan 26, 18 @ 3:19 pm:

    Re-setting the egg timer for Rauner’s next flip flop.


  2. - Thomas Stepp - Friday, Jan 26, 18 @ 3:20 pm:

    How many times do we need to reiterate this? School choice is a a scam.


  3. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Jan 26, 18 @ 3:21 pm:

    I’m so glad Rep. Bourne and Sen. Barickman have been so visible, so vocal, leading, letting everyone know how they feel about the AV in school funding.

    Of course, that’s snark… they’re still waiting to bevyokd what to do?

    Such advocates, those two, lol


  4. - OneMan - Friday, Jan 26, 18 @ 3:23 pm:

    So is school choice a scam when it comes to CPS magnets and selecting be enrollment schools as well?


  5. - wordslinger - Friday, Jan 26, 18 @ 3:23 pm:

    No hurry to lock down that “historic school funding” bill passed last summer, governor. It’s only February next week.


  6. - Cubs in '16 - Friday, Jan 26, 18 @ 3:25 pm:

    “…patient being prescribed medication they would self-administer. It’s not “physician-assisted suicide” or “euthanasia” because the doctor would only make sure the person qualified.”

    Huh? That’s some twisted logic. Who, pray tell, would prescribe the “medication”?


  7. - Just Visiting - Friday, Jan 26, 18 @ 3:32 pm:

    Maybe Manar should talk with Ford? The famously thin-skinned Senator seems to be belittling a legitimate issue in Ford’s district in order to whine about the veto.


  8. - Mama - Friday, Jan 26, 18 @ 3:36 pm:

    Rauner’s school choice program is a scam.


  9. - JS Mill - Friday, Jan 26, 18 @ 3:46 pm:

    =So is school choice a scam when it comes to CPS magnets and selecting be enrollment schools as well?=

    Lol, you forgot charters. The schools you mentioned are non boundaried public schools. They are not open to anyone outside of CPS boundaries unless you clout your way in like Rauner did.

    Maybe you should up your game a little.


  10. - DuPage Bard - Friday, Jan 26, 18 @ 3:49 pm:

    Isn’t it outrageous?
    A school funding bill that makes illogical outcomes.
    I tell you outrageous.


  11. - Last Bull Moose - Friday, Jan 26, 18 @ 4:04 pm:

    I exercised school choice when I bought my house. Over the years I have paid a small fortune in property taxes, but it was worth it to give 4 kids a good education.

    In my home town of Decatur, parents exercising school choice have hollowed out the city. The city went from 4 public high schools with about 8,000 kids to two with about 3200. Surrounding communities have grown.

    Do you want to give parents choices that do not require moving or just those that require moving?


  12. - wordslinger - Friday, Jan 26, 18 @ 4:20 pm:

    –In my home town of Decatur, parents exercising school choice have hollowed out the city.–

    So that means state tax dollars have to go to private schools? How does that track, exactly?


  13. - Blackhawk - Friday, Jan 26, 18 @ 4:20 pm:

    He vetoed the legislation that had the provision for funding private schools. Now he needs to wait for the legislators to pass it and send it back. What if they don’t?


  14. - Michelle Flaherty - Friday, Jan 26, 18 @ 4:56 pm:

    Rauner admin solves own problem, regrets veto.


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