State Representative Avery Bourne was a guest on the WTIM Morning Show recently. One of the topics discussed was the temporary college funding bill that was recently passed. Bourne talked about how that bill may finally show that there is enough push in the state legislature to get a budget passed.
Bourne mentioned how the dire position that Chicago State University among others was in was a large reason why the college funding bill was finally voted on. She also mentioned how school funding is playing a big part in motivating Springfield on passing a state budget.
Representative Bourne mentioned how there has been talk in Springfield over whether school funding for the new budget will come as a standalone issue, or if school funding reform will be included in the new budget. Bourne said how that issue is yet to be determined.