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State Sen. Righter to visit campus

Staff Report

November 5, 2019

State Sen. Dale Righter will speak at a question and answer session in Booth Library room 4440 Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. He is a featured guest speaker for the Public Policy and Grant Writing in Community Programming course, but anyone is welcome to attend. Righter has served in the 55th Senat...

Righter talks decision to not seek re-election, Illinois’ political climate

Logan Raschke, Editor-in-Chief

June 25, 2019

After being a part of the Illinois General Assembly for 22 years now, State Sen. Dale Righter said it is time for someone else to represent the 55th district. Righter made the announcement that he will not seek re-election on May 31. Following the end of his term in January of 2021, Righter said he...

Righter warns Student Senate of future budget issues

Righter warns Student Senate of future budget issues

Chrissy Miller, News Editor

October 11, 2017

State Sen. Dale Righter (R- Mattoon) said the possibility of a gridlock in the state budget is still a possibility for the future after addressing the Student Senate at its regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday. “Higher education should be prepared for another impasse,” Righter said in an interview...

BOT member considering a run for rep, close to making decision

Cassie Buchman, Editor in Chief

August 30, 2017

A member of Eastern’s Board of Trustees could potentially be running for office in the future, though he has yet to make a final decision. During a news conference reported on by the Herald and Review, trustee Dan Caulkins confirmed his interest in running for state Rep. Bill Mitchell’s seat in ...

Lack of full funding hinders future university planning

Cassie Buchman, News Editor

September 22, 2016

Although Eastern received a stopgap budget in July, the university will have problems planning for the future without full funding. After going without a budget for nearly a year, Illinois lawmakers passed a stopgap budget Gov. Bruce Rauner then signed, giving Eastern a stopgap appropriation of $12.6...

Budget hearing exposes stark reality

Budget hearing exposes stark reality

Jehad Abbed, Associate News Editor

October 5, 2015

State Sen. Scott Bennett asked Eastern President David Glassman how much longer the university could continue operating given the current state budget impasse during the State Senate Higher Education Committee’s budget hearing Monday morning. “I don’t know a date or month,” Glassman said....

BOT approves $172 million budget; state funding uncertain

Stephanie Markham, Editor-in-Chief

June 29, 2015

The Board of Trustees passed a budget of about $172 million Friday, though administrators said expenditures could change depending on how much money comes in from the state. President David Glassman said during a board retreat Saturday that Eastern would have to find ways to reduce expenses and increase...

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