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Education funding returns to the forefront Education funding returns to the forefront

Education funding returns to the forefront

Education funding is once again top of mind at the Capitol, with a key cog of Gov. JB Pritzker’s fiscal year 2021 budget proposal addressing the matter already facing pushback. 

At issue is the state’s three-year-old K-12 education funding system, known as the evidence-based model. For the fourth straight budget year, lawmakers are discussing how many hundreds of millions of dollars in additional funding that formula will receive as compared to a year ago.   

Pritzker stumps for higher education budget at UIC Pritzker stumps for higher education budget at UIC

Pritzker stumps for higher education budget at UIC

One day after delivering his budget proposal to the General Assembly in Springfield, Democratic Gov. JB Pritzker was in Chicago on Thursday rounding up support for his proposed increases in higher education funding.

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