SCHIMPF WEEK IN REVIEW AUGUST 21 - 25
MURPHYSBORO, IL – A possible end to the impasse on Illinois education funding formula maybe within reach in the coming week, according to State Sen. Paul Schimpf (R-Waterloo).
Legislators are expected to return to Springfield to act on a legislation which could rectify school funding equity problems, however; Senator Schimpf cautioned that it is still too early to tell if the measure will pass.
"My support for the proposal will depend on whether the disproportionate funding problems that led me to vote against the original version of SB1 still exist," Schimpf stated. "I am committed to making sure that Southern Illinois children are treated fairly with their Chicago counterparts."
Southern Illinois' premier event, the Du Quoin State Fair will run through September 4 and will feature many family-friendly events. Senator Schimpf is encouraging the residents of the 58th Senate District to turn out for this Southern Illinois tradition. For more information on the Du Quoin State Fair visit: www.illinois.gov/sites/dsf/Pages/default.aspx.
The Great American Eclipse brought hundreds of thousands of Americans and foreign visitors to locations across the 58th District, for what was some of the best eclipse viewing in the nation. The eclipse provided an excellent opportunity for Southern Illinois to showcase its hospitality. Aside from large traffic lines on major thoroughfares, the event went off without a "hitch." Senator Schimpf expressed his gratitude for the Illinois State Police and local law enforcement officers who kept the public safe. Additionally, the economic numbers are still being added up, but the economic impact driven by tourism and commerce associated with the event will be immense.
Senator Schimpf spent his week traveling throughout the district to meetings on autism research, highway construction plans, and planning strategies with local mayors.