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Legislative Recap with David Wood

Looking Back at 2019 & What to Expect in 2020

For years, the Illinois legislative process has been complicated by struggles between the Governor and the General Assembly (GA). By the end of session, it was clear that for at least one year, things had changed in Springfield. The Governor and GA worked well together and accomplished much of his agenda. The Governor was willing to compromise and clearly understood how to count votes and work with the GA to find ways to get much of what he proposed. The changing dynamics in Springfield both helped and hurt the Management Alliance.It is time to get ready for the next wave of legislative issues! 

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Legislative Updates

FISCAL YEAR 2020 (FY20) APPROPRIATIONS With only days remaining on the 2019 legislative calendar, congressional leaders and the White House finalized work on a massive omnibus spending bill that will ...
There’s still a good chance a property tax relief plan will emerge in the spring legislative session as a way to increase voter turnout in November to change the state’s Constitution to allow for a ...
For years, the Illinois legislative process has been complicated by struggles between the Governor and the General Assembly (GA). This, despite Democratic control of both chambers and irrespective of ...

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The Delegate Advisory Assembly (DAA) makes recommendations to the Illinois ASBO Board of Directors in regards to issues of public policy and/or legislation involving resource management of education. The DAA not only brings legislative issues to the forefront, but has also brought the expertise of school business managers in front of legislators to help shape legislation.

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