budget

State News
4:15 pm
Tue April 21, 2015

Some State lawmakers not happy with Rauner's budget cuts

Credit Peoria Public Radio

Earlier this month, Governor Bruce Rauner froze state funding to programs he says must be cut to balance the current budget. 

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State News
4:09 pm
Tue April 14, 2015

State Democrats don't agree with the way Rauner's handeling budget negotiations

Credit Peoria Public Radio

Illinois’ top Senate Democrat is criticizing the way the Republican governor is handling budget negotiations. 

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Education
11:19 pm
Mon April 13, 2015

District 150 board talks discipline programs amid budget woes

 The Peoria Public School Board discussed staff proposals to cut millions of dollars next school year. The district is facing a nearly $13 million deficit in the fall:

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State News
1:34 pm
Mon April 13, 2015

State-funded preschool looking to expand despite budget cuts

Illinois received 20 million dollars from the federal government for expanding access to early childhood education. Illinois currently enrolls just over a quarter of its 4 year olds in state-funded preschool for low-income families. 

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Government
10:15 pm
Thu April 9, 2015

Peoria holding series of public input budget meetings

The City of Peoria is hosting a series of meetings to get public input on crafting the next budget.  The City held its first meeting at Bradley University Thursday to talk about the administrative budget.  The next meeting will discuss police expenses at the Bonnie Noble Center next Thursday.  Other public meetings will discuss the budgets for fire, public works and economic development departments.  A full list of meeting times is below:

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Government
12:04 pm
Mon April 6, 2015

City of Peoria launches new online budgeting tool

The City of Peoria launched a new online budget tool Monday that aims to boost public input.  

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Government
10:52 pm
Mon March 30, 2015

District 150 could see ‘juggling’ finances, long-term priorities

The District 150 School Board is trying to balance short-term budget woes with long-term goals.  

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Government
10:32 pm
Mon March 23, 2015

District 150 proposes deep cuts amid budget squeeze

Peoria Public Schools staff are proposing more than $9 million in budget cuts next year.  That would mean significant program and personnel reductions:

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Government
10:29 pm
Tue March 10, 2015

IL lawmakers face dwindling dollars amid budget decisions

Crafting a budget is never easy. Lawmakers will have nearly $2 billion less to work with as they craft next year's. 

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State News
4:41 pm
Thu March 5, 2015

Rauner's pension plans 'unrealistic'

Credit Peoria Public Radio

Governor Bruce Rauner's budget proposal includes overhauling state pensions, which his office says will save more than 2 billion dollars. 

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