02152017AM7143BELLEVILLE – Senate Majority Leader James F. Clayborne, Jr. (D-Belleville) released the following statement today:

“I want to thank my constituents over the years for allowing me to serve them in Springfield. In collaboration with my constituents we have worked together to improve the quality of life in the 57th Senatorial District by increasing education funding, building new schools and improving access to technology in the classroom.

“Additionally, we have worked together to provide greater resources through grants to our local police and fire departments to improve public safety. Our hard work has led to an improved transportation system and increased economic opportunities for all.

“I have decided that I will not be seeking re-election next year. I am going to focus on my family and my life out of public service. I look forward to this new chapter in my life and would once again like to thank the people of the 57th District for allowing me to be their voice in Springfield.”

Clayborne has represented the 57th Legislative District since 1995. The district is located primarily in St. Clair County, while also containing parts of Madison County.

Clayborne has also served as the Senate Majority Leader, the second highest ranking member of the Senate, since 2009.

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“I want to thank everyone who worked to make this legislation a success and continue our efforts to bring jobs to the Metro East.” - Senate Majority Leader James F. Clayborne, Jr. (D-Belleville)

BELLEVILLE – A tax credit benefiting East St. Louis was extended today. The river edge tax credit promotes economic development in places like East St. Louis. Under the program, developers receive tax credits for renovating historic structures.

Senate Majority Leader James F. Clayborne, Jr. (D-Belleville) co-sponsored the bipartisan legislation and represents East St. Louis.

“Communities like East St. Louis are huge winners under this tax credit,” Clayborne said. “I want to thank everyone who worked to make this legislation a success and continue our efforts to bring jobs to the Metro East.”

The legislation, Senate Bill 1783, passed both chambers with an overwhelming bipartisan majority and extends the tax credit to the end of 2021.

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“No child should have their education determined by their ZIP code." - Senate Majority Leader James F. Clayborne, Jr. (D-Belleville)

SPRINGFIELD – Members of the Illinois Senate voted to override Governor Rauner’s veto of a new school funding formula on Sunday. Senate Bill 1 overhauls the state’s current funding formula which many educators consider the most inequitable in the nation.

Senate Majority Leader James F. Clayborne, Jr. (D-Belleville) voted to override the veto and issued the following statement:

“No child should have their education determined by their ZIP code. The governor’s veto of SB 1 hurts schools all over the state by shifting pension costs and punishing cities for their economic development efforts. I voted to override the veto so every child in the state gets a fairly-funded education.”

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