012914 js 0413SPRINGFIELD – Governor Pat Quinn outlined his 2015 budget to lawmakers Wednesday. In it he called for extending the current 5 percent income tax rate that was set to expire next year.

State Senator James Clayborne (D-Belleville) reacted to his proposals.

“This is a difficult time and over the next few months we need to ask ourselves a lot of difficult questions about where we are leading our state,” Clayborne said.

021914 CM 0113csSPRINGFIELD – State agency directors outlined looming across-the-board budget cuts during an Illinois Senate committee hearing Friday. The directors discussed how a 20 percent funding cut would affect each agency and how those cuts could impact government services in Illinois.

State Senator James Clayborne (D-Belleville) reacted to the potential deductions.

“This is simply staggering, if these cuts happen 30,000 college students will lose their MAP grants and 39,000 low-income children won’t receive vital services. That is not acceptable,” Clayborne said.

110713 CM 0536SPRINGFIELD – A plan allowing the Lebanon Community Unit School District to continue raising funds for a new school building passed the Senate on Thursday. State Senator James Clayborne (D-Belleville) sponsored the proposal, House Bill 1002, which passed by a 57 to 0 vote.

“While the current school building has served the community well for 80 years, it is in dire need of replacement,” Clayborne said. “This gives the school district the ability to continue raising money for a new building that voters have already approved.”

The bill extends the school district’s debt limit, allowing them to continue issuing bonds and collecting the $7.5 million that residents voted to raise in a 2010 referendum.

House Bill 1002 passed the senate and now moves to the House.


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