Dale Righter

Illinois State Senator | 55th District


Disparity widens under proposed education funding ‘reform’

A bipartisan effort intended to improve the state’s education funding formula has become a partisan plan that complicates the state’s school aid process and fails to properly address major funding inequities between Chicago and downstate schools, said State Sen. Dale Righter. A brief overview of Senate Bill 16 can be found here, or you can view the bill in its entirety at the General Assembly website.

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Dear Friend,

Welcome! Thank you for visiting my legislative Web site. I have proudly served the 55th State Senate District in Springfield since 2003, representing the people living in parts or all of Coles, Clark, Cumberland, Edgar, Effingham, Jasper, Crawford, Clay, Richland, Lawrence, Wabash, Edwards, Wayne and White Counties.

I encourage you to check my Web site regularly for information on how I am working for you in Springfield--in 2013 I anticipate the 98th General Assembly will continue tackle many difficult issues. In an effort to keep this site informative and helpful, I frequently provide updates on important legislation and state issues. This Web site is also a good resource to find information on local and state services, benefits and other opportunities available to Illinois residents.

Please do not hesitate to contact my office with any questions, opinions or concerns—I love hearing from you and enjoy receiving feedback! You can reach my Mattoon office at 217-235-6033 and my Springfield office at 217-782-6674. Or you can contact me through email at drighter@consolidated.net.


 Dale Righter