ISAC in the News
February 27, 2020 - MAP is back: Increased funding to help low-income college students - The annual budget address presented by the Illinois governor is not the hottest event of the year for most college students.
February 20, 2020 - Illinois Higher Education Leaders Withholding Judgment On Pritzker’s Budget Bet - The budget plan unveiled by Gov. JB Pritzker’s this week holds back funding increases for public schools and higher education if a proposed graduated income tax doesn’t pass in November, endangering funding for two of his top priorities.
February 20, 2020 - Pritzker seeks $27 million to save prepaid tuition program - In his new budget, the governor is seeking to make good on promises to Illinois families made under the state's College Illinois prepaid tuition program. (A subscription may be required to view this article.)
February 20, 2020 - Pritzker budget would hike spending, amount hinges on voters - Gov. JB Pritzker proposed a $40.7 billion state budget Wednesday – virtually flat from the current level – but dressed it up by dangling the prospect of a $1.4 billion revenue boost if voters approve a radical income-tax overhaul this fall.
February 19, 2020 - J.B. budget commits to kids: Budget proposal meets pledge to ‘make Illinois the best state in the nation to raise young children’ - Gov. J.B. Pritzker delivered a budget proposal to the General Assembly on Wednesday that followed through on his determination “to make Illinois the best state in the nation to raise young children,” by funding education and other childhood development as “the strongest investment we can afford to make today.”
February 3, 2020 - Recent Illinois Case Addresses the Intersection of Public Data and Privacy in Public Records Laws - A recent Illinois Appellate Court decision raises interesting questions about how provisions protecting “private information” in open records laws should be interpreted in a world in which a vast wealth of information about individuals is available publicly, including online.
January 7, 2020 - New Law Allows Illinois To Offer MAP Grants To Marginalized Students - More Illinois students now qualify for college financial aid. State government will now offer money to students who might have been disqualified from getting federal help.
January 6, 2020 - Ayuda financiera para estudiantes indocumentados y transgénero en IL - El acta llamada "Rise Act" expande las oportunidades a universitarios.
January 6, 2020 - Illinois law gives tuition assistance to undocumented and transgender students - Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a bill into law Monday that will provide tuition assistance to undocumented citizens and transgender students.