Latest School Funding Plan Silent On Property Taxes, Pensions

(Springfield, IL)  —  The latest plan to change how Illinois pays for schools focuses on tweaks rather than large scale changes. State Senator Jason Barickman yesterday presented a plan to hand-out state money to schools based on need. He also wants to end some state mandates. But Barickman says his plan doesn’t touch property taxes or pensions, which are the most expensive parts of school funding in Illinois.