Observations and comments about state government by State Representative Robert W. Pritchard.
May 29, 2012
In this Issue
· Remember to Thank Those Who Serve
· Expedited Licensure for Military Families
· Gaming Expansion Approve
· House Reduces Medicaid Spending
· Tax Issues Combined
· Authority to Remove Inoperable Vehicles
· Agendas for Meetings Clarified
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Springfield, IL… State Representative Joe Sosnowski (R-Belvidere/Rockford) advanced House Bill 2984 through the Illinois House of Representatives today. The legislation aims to create the Tuition Voucher Program Task Force to study the benefits of vouchers in the Illinois educational system and how a voucher system could be implemented.
“In an effort to help Illinois families and children look for unique educational opportunities, especially in low income communities or in areas with poorly performing schools, this bill would open the discussion of the integration of vouchers into Illinois’ educational system,” stated Sosnowski. “We need to offer enhanced educational opportunities,”
The bipartisan task force will be made up of thirteen members; five to be members of the general public appointed by the governor and four Republicans and four Democrats split evenly between the House and the Senate.
HB 2984 will now go before the Senate for consideration.