Event part of Manar’s Capitol on Your Corner program

Manar SB16 Senate Floor 2RSPRINGFIELD – State Senator Andy Manar (D–Bunker Hill) is hosting a discussion on education funding and other state issues on June 10 in Staunton as part of his “Capitol on Your Corner” program.

The event is from 6 to 7:30 pm June 10 in the Staunton City Building at 111 W. Main St.

Manar regularly hosts “Capitol on your Corner” events in communities across the 48th District to meet with constituents and answer questions about state government. But with the recent action in Springfield on Manar’s proposal to reform school funding, Manar anticipates the discussion at the event to focus on education.

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Event part of Manar’s Capitol on Your Corner program

Manar SB16 Senate Floor 2RSPRINGFIELD – State Senator Andy Manar (D–Bunker Hill) is hosting a discussion on education funding and other state issues on June 11 in Gillespie as part of his “Capitol on Your Corner” program.

The event is from 6 to 7:30 pm June 11 in the Gillespie City Hall at 115 N. Macoupin St.

Manar regularly hosts “Capitol on your Corner” events in communities across the 48th District to meet with constituents and answer questions about state government. But with the recent action in Springfield on Manar’s proposal to reform school funding, Manar anticipates the discussion at the event to focus on education.

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Repaving Illinois 47/US 51 overpass, Lake Decatur bridges

roadconstructionSPRINGFIELD – Central Illinois roads and bridges will see millions of dollars in needed improvements thanks to State Senator Andy Manar (D–Bunker Hill)).

Manar guided approval of a billion dollar construction plan through the Illinois Senate early Saturday. House Bill 3794 calls for $1.1 billion in construction spending to cover overdue maintenance on roadways, bridges and other infrastructure throughout the state. The money for construction would come from funding sources approved as part of the 1999 Illinois First capital program.

Manar made sure central Illinois wasn’t short-changed in the deal. For instance, the Illinois 48/US 51 overpass on the north end of Decatur will get a nearly $13 million upgrade. Another $6 million will be going toward Lake Decatur bridges. In all, nearly $21 million will be invested in Macon County.        

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040214cm0130RSPRINGFIELD – A proposal to overhaul Illinois’ decades-old school funding system received Senate approval today. Senate Bill 16, sponsored by State Senator Andy Manar (D–Bunker Hill), would require the state to appropriate 92 percent of its public school funding based on the financial need of each school district.

“The Senate took an important step in the process of fundamentally changing how the state funds school districts to achieve greater equity,” Manar said. “There was a strong coalition of support from lawmakers in Chicago, the suburbs and downstate Democrats, but there is still more work to be done, and I expect more changes to be made to the proposal as it progresses. But I can’t stress enough how important it was to clear this first hurdle.”

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