Illinois House Democrats speak at a recent news conference at the Illinois State Capitol. House Democratic Majority Leader Greg Harris, left, gave an update on budget negotiations as Gov. JB Pritzker spoke at a separate news conference in Chicago, giving his support to increasing K-12 education funding by $350 million this year. (Capitol News Illinois photo by Grace Barbic)
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Citing an “improved” economic outlook, Gov. JB Pritzker recently announced his support to increase evidence-based education funding in the state by $350 million in fiscal year 2022 which begins July 1. In his February budget proposal, Pritzker originally proposed flat spending for education, citing “financial uncertainty” amid the COVID-19 pandemic.