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State Senator Andy Manar
48th Legislative District

SchoolChildrenBUNKER HILL – Senator Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) issued the following statement today in response to news that Gov. Bruce Rauner has appointed former comptroller Leslie Munger to a newly created deputy governor position in his administration at a salary of $135,000:

“Rather than recite all of the obvious reasons why it’s wrong for our wealthy governor to clout his wealthy friend into a state government job at a lucrative salary when we have no budget after she lost her bid for election in November, I’ll simply note some of the many ways a rural downstate public school could put $135,000 to use,” Manar said.

How could an underfunded downstate Illinois school use $135,000?

  • 3 additional teachers at a salary of $45,000 per year
  • 5 additional teacher aides at a salary of $25,000 per year
  • 34 copy machines
  • 270 iPads for students to use in the classroom
  • 450 laptop computers
  • 1,350 $100 high school chemistry or algebra text books to replace the out-of-date ones
  • 1,800 scientific calculators
  • 4,500 heavy-duty pencil sharpeners to replace the ones that wear out from student use
  • 13,500 elementary grade-level paperback books to stock the library, every classroom and to send home with children.
  • 19,000 reams of copy paper
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