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U of I president: Investment in higher education ‘part of solution’ to state’s fiscal woes U of I president: Investment in higher education ‘part of solution’ to state’s fiscal woes

U of I president: Investment in higher education ‘part of solution’ to state’s fiscal woes

University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen called investment in higher education “part of the solution,” to Illinois’ well-documented fiscal issues Wednesday during the university system’s 10th annual lobby day at the Illinois State Capitol.

Killeen, who is scheduled to address a Senate appropriations committee Thursday, spoke with reporters about the U of I’s $600 million operating budget request and a $700 million capital projects request.

House advances bill to bar local ‘right-to-work’ laws House advances bill to bar local ‘right-to-work’ laws

House advances bill to bar local ‘right-to-work’ laws

A bill that would bar municipalities in Illinois from enacting local “right-to-work” laws like one the village of Lincolnshire enacted in 2015 is one step closer to going to Gov. J.B. Pritzker. Those are laws that prohibit employers from requiring a worker to join a labor union as a condition of employment. The Illinois House on Wednesday gave final passage to a bill that has...
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