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Illinois was rated 24th best for the performance of its K-12 public education system in a study by the Cato Institute that challenges other influential rankings of student achievement.
Economic data and a statewide survey of registered voters show that high taxes and a negative view of a state’s economy are the leading reasons why people pack up and leave their state for another.
The $15.7 billion the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) recently approved in its fiscal year 2019 budget request is bad for the state's economy, a Cato Institute director said during a recent interview.
Gov. Bruce Rauner appears to have abandoned any hope of salvaging support from Illinois conservatives during the course of his re-election bid.