State Sen. Dale Righter (R-Mattoon) issued the following statement in response to being barred from publically speaking at Friday’s Fund Eastern Illinois University Rally on campus:
Gov. Rauner teamed with Republican lawmakers from across the state Feb. 2 to call for changes to Illinois’ antiquated and unnecessarily complex procurement system.
State Sen. Dale Righter has opened a new satellite office inside the Fairfield City Hall. Every other Tuesday, staff from Sen. Righter’s office will be available to answer questions, hear concerns, and take down information from 10am to noon.
Gov. Rauner signed an executive order Feb. 3 directing the Illinois Department of Commerce to work with the newly-formed Illinois Business and Economic Development Corporation (ILBEDC) to attract businesses and investment, and encourage job growth and economic development throughout Illinois
A legislative resolution was introduced this week that would allow the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) to pursue adding managed lanes to Interstate 55 under a private-public partnership,
On Feb. 2, Comptroller Munger said Illinois is on track to accumulate an additional $6.2 billion in debt during Fiscal Year 2016. The debt, she says, can be attributed to lower revenues from the phase-out of the 2011 income tax increase, and the lack of a state budget approved by the General Assembly
Gallup’s Jobs Creation Index released a ranking Jan. 27 of states, based on workers’ reports of hiring activity at their place of unemployment.
Springfield, IL – To ensure critical funding for universities and community colleges, and students who receive Monetary Award Program (MAP) grants, State Sen. Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet) and State Sen. Dale Righter (R-Mattoon) are pushing a comprehensive, affordable proposal that is paid for and will direct much-needed funding to schools and the MAP program,
Gov. Rauner laid out his agenda for 2016 during the “State of the State” address on Jan. 27. During the 30-minute speech, the Governor was clear that despite an ongoing budget impasse, he isn’t standing still.
In an attempt to bring Illinois out of the 1970s and into the new millennium, Gov. Rauner recently signed an Executive Order creating the state’s new IT department, DoIT, as part of a strategic, statewide technology plan to “accelerate Illinois’ modernization” or AIM.
“Senate bill 2043 is more game playing. This is what the Speaker is demanding. Funding for four year universities are left out of this legislation. They lose. That is unacceptable."
Universities, community colleges, and the Monetary Award Program (MAP grants) would receive much needed funding from the State of Illinois, under legislation State Sen. Dale Righter will file this week.
“Today, Governor Rauner outlined a plan that can transition Illinois from stagnation to progress. He focused on issues such as education reform, procurement reform, criminal justice reform, and improving our economy – all major issues that both parties and all citizens can agree must be improved.
On Jan. 27, Gov. Rauner will deliver his second State of the State address. Like 2015, the Governor’s address is expected to focus on job creation, making Illinois more competitive, boosting the state’s economy, and stressing the need for a balanced budget and structural reforms to state government.
Chicago Public Schools (facing a $480 million budget shortfall, a fiscal crisis that the state’s leading Republicans say demands an overhaul of the current system—not a bailout of CPS at the expense of taxpayers in suburban and downstate communities.