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Rep. Bourne Appointed to Education Task Force

State Representative Avery Bourne (R-Raymond) was recently appointed to the Education Funding Task Force which held their first meeting in Springfield. The Education Funding Task Force was created in the house, and is a bi-partisan effort comprising of legislators from across the State to help craft a legislative plan to equitably fund education throughout Illinois. Bourne told Regional Radio News a system needs to be established where every student, regardless of location, has the same educational opportunities.

Governor Bruce Rauner and Senate President John Cullerton have both endorsed the idea of changing the state school funding formula. Bourne added this could be an opportunity to bring both sides together and to fix the school funding formula.

Bourne further stated since the state budget impasse has been going on for several months, it is getting to a critical point.

The Education Funding Task Force in the House will continue to meet throughout the spring. 

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