Senator McGuire

June 28, 2016

Dear Friends,

 

Children who come to school with the least deserve our help the most.

 

Senate President John Cullerton tomorrow will put up for a vote Senate Bill 2054, a preschool-through-high school (P-12) education funding bill. Under this legislation, school districts throughout the state with low-income students will gain state funding. Students in Chicago will gain, students in downstate communities that have lost their coal mines and factories will gain, and students in every one of the 15 school districts here in Senate District 43 will gain.

 

Illinois, despite all the bad press, remains the fifth most-populous state with the fifth-largest economy of any state. It is morally right and economically necessary to use our resources to offer all Illinois school children a first-class education.

 

P-12 funding is the keystone of efforts to pass a state budget to support human services, higher education, public safety and highway construction. Please urge Governor Rauner, the legislative leaders, and Senate and House members to support SB 2054.

 

Sincerely,
Pat McGuire
Senator Pat McGuire
43rd District – Illinois

 

 

District Office

2200 Weber Road • Crest Hill, IL 60403

815-207-4445 (Phone) • 815-207-4446 (Fax)

 

Springfield Office

311B Capitol Building • Springfield, IL 62706

217-782-8800 (Phone) • 217-782-8287 (Fax)

 

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