Ralph Martire http://wuis.org en School Funding Discussion WUIS Education Desk http://wuis.org/post/school-funding-discussion-wuis-education-desk <p>The way schools are funded in Illinois has been getting a lot of attention lately.&nbsp; The WUIS Education Desk presents a discussion entitled "Transforming Our Schools:&nbsp; A Panel On Education Funding" held recently in Decatur.&nbsp;&nbsp; The panel includes State Senator Andy Manar, Warrensburg-Latham Superintendent Kristen Kendrick, Decatur Public Schools Director of Business Affairs Todd Covault, Center for Tax &amp; Budget Accountability Director Ralph Martire and moderators Brian Byers of WSOY &amp; Bill Wheelhouse, WUIS. Wed, 21 May 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Bill Wheelhouse 25518 at http://wuis.org School Funding Discussion WUIS Education Desk Tax Watchdog Group: Income Tax Doesn't Hurt Businesses, Property Tax Does http://wuis.org/post/tax-watchdog-group-income-tax-doesnt-hurt-businesses-property-tax-does <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Opponents of Governor Pat Quinn's proposed income tax increase say it will chase jobs out of Illinois. A new report that challenges that assumption.</p><p></p><p>What to do about Illinois' expiring income tax hike has been the star of the debate this spring. The governor threatens cuts unless its extended, while Republican leaders say keeping the higher tax rate is a bigger threat to the economy.</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 05:34:29 +0000 Hannah Meisel 22687 at http://wuis.org Tax Watchdog Group: Income Tax Doesn't Hurt Businesses, Property Tax Does