042116CM0708ResizeSPRINGFIELD – Legislation that would significantly reform the worst-in-the-nation school funding system is closer to becoming law after the Illinois Senate voted to override the governor’s veto on Sunday.

“Schools like Waukegan needed certainty and stability in funding,” State Senator Terry Link (D-Vernon Hills) said. “Unfortunately, the governor’s plan relies on poor math and hammering communities that are promoting economic development. We need a system that is stable and provides communities with the resources we need. That plan is Senate Bill 1.”

The measure would include an increase of $28 million for Lake County schools when compared to last year.

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042215CM1788ResizeSPRINGFIELD – State Senator Terry Link (D-Vernon Hills) issued the following statement in response to the governor’s veto of Senate Bill 1:

“I am disappointed that the governor has decided to put politics before our children’s education. Now the General Assembly has to act and find a way to equitably fund education for every child in Illinois. I look forward to working with members on both sides of the aisle to ensure our schools are not harmed by the governor’s mistake.”

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Gurnee – State Senator Terry Link (D-Vernon Hills) issued the following statement in response to the governor’s visit to Lake County to assess the damage done by the devastating flooding that occurred this week:

“I am glad to see the governor has finally decided to come see the devastation that Gurnee, Lincolnshire and many other communities are facing. Our communities have been severely harmed by these floods and the need for relief is immediate. The last thing Lake County needs is a continued delayed reaction.

“Lake County is just now starting to repair the damage done and with more flooding on the way, I hope the governor realizes today that our needs are dire. I am hopeful that he can help us utilize any available resources to continue the relief effort.”

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LinkWebpost2017SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Terry Link (D-Vernon Hills) had the following response to budget action taken today:

“Today, the Illinois General Assembly voted to put the state on the path back to fiscal sanity,” Link said. “This unnecessary impasse has gone on for far too long. This balanced budget shows social service providers, schools and the people of Illinois that we are starting to repair the damage done. This is not the end of the work, but I am hopeful that today’s actions show that we are all serious about putting Illinois back at the top of its game.”

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