Falling behind on updates. I will catch up th is week
8 Dec 2012 05:10 PM
Several exciting accomplishments in state and federal government, but none specific to higher education.
2 Dec 2012 01:35 PM
The veto session is currently on in Illinois, but not much news on education bills. Congress is working on tax breaks which I would obviously support having chapters call their legislator to as for bush tax cuts to end for people making over $250,000.
24 Nov 2012 05:41 PM
Reached out to Alex regarding constituent involvement. Informed group of issues between Quinn and AFSME. Finals and lame duck session are just around the corner.
18 Nov 2012 05:26 AM
No update on legislation. Plan to call Alex about any upcoming any constituency involvement events that should be done.
10 Nov 2012 10:53 PM
Updated the election results from the constitutional amendment. Found additional information regarding HB5440, but not enough information to make recommendations to the CDIL board.
4 Nov 2012 05:11 AM
Added discussion involving Illinois bill HB5440 to the google doc. It is a short, but very confusing bill. Looking for clarification in the week to come.
28 Oct 2012 07:37 AM
Researched and added information to the constitutional amendment in the upcoming ballot, including my opinion and recommendation.
22 Oct 2012 04:48 AM
I reached out to the Jonathan Earnest for help finding federal bills, but I have not heard back from him. I have to admit that this past week was not as successful as I hoped. I did some research on current bills, but nothing has changed. I tried to expand into areas of women's right and LGBT rights, but came up empty. I did run into an interesting issue happening at SIU. The grad assistants are currently facing wage cuts due to budget issues in the SIU system. I will keep everyone posted on this miscellaneous concern.
I still have not heard from Milton regarding concerns facing the Illinois's amendment on the Nov. 6 ballot. I plan to reach out to him again.
14 Oct 2012 05:25 AM
I worked this weekend on finding a more effective way to look up federal bills. I researched more issues facing Illinois college and university students. I still have not posted it on the googledoc, but I plan to once I figure out how to do the federal bills.
I tried finding out more about the constitutional amendment on the upcoming Illinois ballot, but there was no progress there.