Legislation that sailed through the Illinois Senate May 5 that would have directed more critical funding to Eastern Illinois University, other universities, and community colleges during the state’s ongoing budget impasse is now essentially dead, according to State Sen. Dale Righter (R-Mattoon).
(AP) - Eastern Illinois University has accepted a faculty union plan to defer more than $2 million in salaries so the university can make payroll until the end of the fiscal year. EIU-UPI is the school's faculty union. It voted Monday and Tuesday to accept... Read More.
Springfield, IL – Calling it “more political games,” State Sen. Dale Righter (R-Mattoon) voted against Senate Bill 2043, a measure that leaves out state funding for four-year universities. “This legislation is not the right thing to do,” Righter said. “We have an... Read More.