budget http://peoriapublicradio.org en District 150 OKs 200 pink-slips, Peoria Police costing district unbudgeted $180,000 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/district-150-oks-200-pink-slips-peoria-police-costing-district-unbudgeted-180000 <div>200 full and part-time District 150 employees are receiving pink slips for next year. Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports that includes 40 more teachers compared to the same time last year:</div><p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 04:59:44 +0000 Alex Rusciano 21781 at http://peoriapublicradio.org District 150 OKs 200 pink-slips, Peoria Police costing district unbudgeted $180,000 Quinn’s budget includes re-opening youth prisons http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/quinn-s-budget-includes-re-opening-youth-prisons <div>&nbsp;</div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The state budget proposed this week by Illinois Governor Pat Quinn’s includes money to reopen two recently shuttered youth prisons. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 20:41:22 +0000 Robert Wildeboer 20915 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Quinn’s budget includes re-opening youth prisons Quinn: keep income tax rate, give property tax breaks http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/quinn-keep-income-tax-rate-give-property-tax-breaks <div>Governor Pat Quinn Wednesday gave his annual budget speech. He is trying to sell a plan that keeps in place Illinois’ 5-percent income tax rate, but which will give homeowners a $500 annual break in property taxes:</div><div> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 18:24:36 +0000 Amanda Vinicky & Associated Press 20838 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Quinn: keep income tax rate, give property tax breaks Quinn can’t put off budget speech any longer http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/quinn-can-t-put-budget-speech-any-longer <div>Governor Pat Quinn put off Tio Hardiman in Tuesday’s primary, but he can’t put off his budget address any longer. &nbsp;</div><p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 22:02:19 +0000 Patrick Smith 20499 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Quinn can’t put off budget speech any longer Report details state budget challenges http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/report-details-state-budget-challenges <div>Illinois lawmakers have already begun debating a new state spending plan. A report out this week looking back at Illinois' last, completed fiscal year shows just how bogged down the budget has been.&nbsp;</div><p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 22:54:47 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 20165 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Report details state budget challenges Dunlap school district changes proposed budget cuts http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/dunlap-school-district-changes-proposed-budget-cuts <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Dunlap School District is changing its proposed budget plan for next school year based on public concern and suggestions. Peoria Public Radio’s Alex </span>Rusciano<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports:</span></p><p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 05:11:52 +0000 Alex Rusciano 18459 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Dunlap school district changes proposed budget cuts State higher education board asking for level funding http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-higher-education-board-asking-level-funding <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Illinois' public colleges and universities are making an austere budget request to the state. The Board of Higher Education will ask to keep level funding for the coming fiscal year. Harry Berman is the interim Executive Director. He says it's less than what is needed:</span></p><p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 20:54:37 +0000 Rachel Otwell 18442 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State higher education board asking for level funding Dunlap teachers, parents oppose proposed cuts http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/dunlap-teachers-parents-oppose-proposed-cuts <p></p><div>The Dunlap school district should keep its teachers and current band and orchestra programs next year. &nbsp;That’s the message from hundreds of parents and teachers voicing concern over proposed staff and program cuts. &nbsp;The proposed spending plan would lay-off nearly 20 teachers, cut school bussing options and raise student fees. About 40 people spoke out against the proposed cuts during last night’s school board meeting. Many are opposed to cutting fifth grade band and fourth grade orchestra programs. &nbsp;Tina Holloway is the band director at Dunlap Valley Middle School. She says delaying music classes hurts the students and the district:</div><p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 04:57:30 +0000 Alex Rusciano 17650 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Dunlap teachers, parents oppose proposed cuts Changes coming to WIU faculty contract http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/changes-coming-wiu-faculty-contract <div>The union representing faculty at Western Illinois University has an agreement in principle with the school to help Western through some tough budget times. And the union leader is sharply criticizing the state for its role in the college’s budget woes. Illinois Public Radio’s Rich Egger reports.&nbsp;</div><div></div><p></p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 12:11:56 +0000 Rich Egger 14154 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Changes coming to WIU faculty contract Peoria County proposes 2014 budget http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-county-proposes-2014-budget <p></p><div>Peoria County is proposing a budget for 2014 with no layoffs or major service changes. &nbsp;Peoria Public Radio&#39;s Alex Rusciano reports officials have concerns over dwindling state money:</div><p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 02:18:16 +0000 Alex Rusciano 13238 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria County proposes 2014 budget