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Catholic Conference of Illinois News
The Catholic Conference of Illinois spoke out Thursday against a pair of Democratic-sponsored abortion bills in a press conference at the State Capitol Building in Springfield.
Catholic Conference of Illinois Executive President Robert Gilligan is asking lawmakers to stand up for the values he thinks most of their constituents support when it comes to taxpayer-funded abortions.
A plan by Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Plainfield) to tie continuation of the Invest in Kids Act, a private-school scholarship program, contingent upon the General Assembly satisfying a minimum funding level for all schools each year, according to a report from the Illinois News Network.
Illinois has implemented a tax scholarship school plan that utilizes state resources to underwrite private school enrollment in the hope of saving the cash-strapped state money over the long haul.
Illinois' education funding bill will almost certainly contain a provision granting tax credits to businesses and individuals that donate to charities that underwrite kids who want to attend private schools, according to inside sources.