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Comptroller report shows state’s finances in bad shape, but improving Comptroller report shows state’s finances in bad shape, but improving

Comptroller report shows state’s finances in bad shape, but improving

The state of Illinois ran up a deficit of more than $7.7 billion in the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2018. But as bad as that sounds, it was only about half as bad as the $14.6 billion deficit amassed the year before. That’s one of the conclusions from the latest Comprehensive Annual Financial Report that Comptroller Susana Mendoza released Thursday.

New law will abolish State Charter School Commission New law will abolish State Charter School Commission

New law will abolish State Charter School Commission

The state commission that oversees charter schools is set to be abolished next year while its powers and duties will be transferred to the Illinois State Board of Education. That’s the result of Senate Bill 1226, sponsored by state Sen. Linda Holmes, D-Aurora, which Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed into law Aug. 23.
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