BUNKER HILL – State Senator Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) issued the following statement today regarding the passing of former Illinois State Senator Art Berman:

“Art Berman will be remembered as a champion in Illinois for equity in public education. As a former policy staffer for members of the Senate Democrats, it was during his tenure leading the Education Committee in the Illinois Senate that I first came to understand the monumental political and policy challenges of school funding reform.

“Years later, Senator Berman served as a trusted advisor during my sponsorship of many pieces of legislation to advance school funding reform. I recall him pointedly saying to me over the telephone when I told him that Governor Rauner had all but thwarted our ongoing efforts: ‘Do not stop. Do not give up.’

“Senator Berman’s unfaltering voice for equity during his tenure in the Illinois Senate carved a path for the passage and implementation of SB 1947—The Invest in Kids Act—in the summer of 2017. He will be deeply missed.”

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