Originally published on Mon June 30, 2014 11:52 am
Illinois' two state fairs did not comply with the law last year, according to a recent state audit -- and budget realities mean that'll happen again this summer.
The audit found that both the fairs in Springfield and DuQuoin overcharged entrance fees for horses.
But the Department of Agriculture says it's a consequence of the state contributing 200-thousand dollars $200,000 less toward the purse.
Galesburg may let go several city staff as part of millions in cuts to next year’s budget.
A couple of experts believe the federal spending cuts known as the sequester will hit Illinois “harder than average.”
The Keokuk School Board approved more than $600,000 in cuts to next year’s budget during last night’s meeting. There was one exception, though, which earned the board plenty of applause.
The board met for about 2 ½ hours last night, in front of roughly 30 students, parents, and teachers at the former Torrence Elementary.
About a half-dozen of them spoke during the meeting, including three current students, with most calling for the board to not eliminate a half-time high school science position.
The Keokuk School Board is weighing future goals versus current needs as it considers cutting next year’s budget.
The panel met for nearly two hours, Monday night, to review the administration’s plan for closing a $1.3-million shortfall.
It calls for the use of @$580,000 in cash reserves and $700,000 in cuts.
The cash reserves are being looked at as a one-time revenue source, so the same amount would likely be needed through cuts next year.