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When contacting a Legislator, it is usually best to make a phone call than to send an email.

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Betsy DeVos Confirmed as Education Secretary; Pence Breaks Tie

Post By: New York Times
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/07/us/politics/betsy-devos-education-sec...

he Senate confirmed Betsy DeVos on Tuesday as education secretary, approving the embattled nominee only with the help of a historic tiebreaking vote from Vice President Mike Pence.

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The Education of Barack Obama

Only recently has the president focused on progressive issues like school funding and desegregation. Don’t expect Trump to do the same.

Post By: The Nation
https://www.thenation.com/article/the-education-of-barack-obama/

What does it mean to be progressive on education issues? Eight years ago, when President Obama came into office, this was a hotly contested question.

Betsy DeVos is confirmed as secretary of education after historic tie-breaker vote

State of the Standoff: In budget inaction, Illinois has no peer

Oppose HB440 Immediate Attention Needed

Dear IAHPERD Members,

House Bill 440 Eliminates PE Requirements

Take Action: OPPOSE House Bill 440 (HB 440) Eliminate PE Requirements
HB 440 (Chief Sponsor Representative Ives)

Step One: File a witness slip as OPPONENT HB 440
Even if you have already filed a witness slip it is time to file another. We may need to do this multiple times. Unfortunately each time the committee recesses the witness slips reset to zero.

Pension Action Needed

Yesterday, we notified IFT members that a bad “grand bargain” was set to be voted on this week. Things change quickly in Springfield, and we know you are working hard to keep your members informed, so we wanted to share this latest update. Please personalize and share this with your members.

This morning, amendments to several of the bills were filed, and the underlying bills have been moved to "third reading." This means that the full Senate may vote on some combination of bills in the “grand bargain” before the end of the day on Thursday.

Rauner says final budget package must have sufficient 'structural change' to gain his support

Trump threatens to defund Berkeley after violent protests force cancellation of Breitbart editor’s speech

“Unprepared and unqualified”: Charter school backer seeks rejection of Trump education pick Betsy DeVos Billionaire philanthropist and public education backer Eli Broad is urging senators to vote against DeVos

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