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Legislation would allow SIU to sell real estate for scholarships

By Bill Lukitsch, @Bill_LukitschDE

February 24, 2016

University officials want to lease or sell land owned by SIU for future student aid scholarships.Sen. Gary Forby, D-Benton, introduced legislation in the Illinois Senate last week that would allow the university to sell surplus pro...

Editorial: Why Illinois Democrats should want to streamline ‘The Government State’

By Chicago Tribune

February 24, 2016

Make your own guess as to how Illinois politicians will resolve their ongoing budget gridlock. Given that legislative Democrats yearn to raise our taxes, and that Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner is willing to make new revenues pa...

How the MAP grant veto affects SIUE

By Cory Davenport, The Alton Telegraph

February 23, 2016

A recent veto from Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner may affect residents seeking funds to attend Illinois colleges and universities.Senate Bill 2043 passed through the Illinois General Assembly on Jan. 28. The bill would have approved ...

Rauner to lawmakers: Work with me on my agenda or let me cut budget

By Kim Geiger and Monique Garcia and Celeste Bott, Chicago Tribune

February 18, 2016

Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner on Wednesday framed the state's precarious financial situation as a choice for lawmakers this year: work with him on a long-term mix of budget cuts, tax hikes and his pro-business, union-weakening ag...

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