EdReform

On Wednesday, April 2, a group of Senators introduced the School Funding Reform Act of 2014, a proposal to streamline the current hodgepodge of funding sources into one funding formula that will account for school districts’ funding needs.

Illinois has the second-most inequitable school funding system in the nation, and that funding system is doing a disservice to taxpayers, school districts and, most importantly, our children. The proposed funding system will better address student needs, such as socio-economic background, language ability or special learning needs, while also accounting for a school district’s ability to raise funds locally. You can read more about the bill by clicking here.

Click here or on the image above to add your name to the list of those who support taking this important step towards reforming our education funding.

Click on the video below to hear Senator Manar discuss the importance of education funding reform:

Click below to read more on Senator Manar's efforts to reform education funding in Illinois.

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Latest News

Manar to host discussion on education funding, other state issues in Niantic

Manar to host discussion on education funding, other state issues in Niantic
Event part of Manar’s Capitol on Your Corner program SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Andy Manar (D–Bunker Hill) is hosting...
16 April 2014
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Manar to host discussion on education funding, other state issues in Nokomis

Manar to host discussion on education funding, other state issues in Nokomis
Event part of Manar’s Capitol on Your Corner program SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Andy Manar (D–Bunker Hill) is hosting...
16 April 2014
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Senator Manar introduces measure to overhaul school funding system

Senator Manar introduces measure to overhaul school funding system
Manar says current system “is doing a disservice to taxpayers and children” SPRINGFIELD – Earlier this year, a bipartisan...
02 April 2014
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Fire departments can access more resources under Manar proposal

Fire departments can access more resources under Manar proposal
SPRINGFIELD – In 2004, the Fire Truck Revolving Loan Program (FTRLP) was created to provide zero-interest loans of up to $250,000...
05 March 2014
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State Historic Tax Credit bill introduced in Illinois House of Representatives

State Historic Tax Credit bill introduced in Illinois House of Representatives
Study shows bill would create hundreds of construction jobs by repurposing historic buildings statewide Springfield, Ill.—An...
03 March 2014
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Welcome

Welcome to my legislative website. I am proud to serve as the State Senator from Illinois’ 48th District. I hope you’ll find this site a useful resource in keeping up-to-date with what’s happening in our district and in Springfield. Please contact any of my offices with questions or ways I can better serve you.

It is my honor to represent you in Springfield.

Sincerely,
ManarSig
State Senator Andy Manar
48th Legislative District

Upcoming District Events

Join Senator Manar for several upcoming Capitol on Your Corner Events, allowing for an open discussion on state issues:

Niantic CYC (Fire & Protection District)
April 22, 6-7:30p.m.
108 N. Illinois Street
Niantic, IL 62551

Nokomis CYC (City Hall)
April 24, 6-7:30p.m.
22 S. Cedar Street
Nokomis, IL 62075

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