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Governor’s pension proposal could shift financial burden to public universities

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

February 14, 2018

Gov. Bruce Rauner proposed shifting the responsibility for paying pension costs to local school districts and public universities in an attempt to balance the state budget Wednesday. Rauner said in his budget address that the pension revamp will cut $1 billion in taxes, claiming that the legislature...

Reggie Phillips to talk about budget at public meeting

Staff Report

July 19, 2017

Rep. Reggie Phillips (R-Charleston) will speak about his vote on the Illinois state budget at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Maranatha Baptist Church in Mattoon. Phillps, along with other members of the Illinois House of Representatives, voted to override Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto on three bills on Thursday,...

State Budget passed for 1st time in 3 years

State Budget passed for 1st time in 3 years

Cassie Buchman, Staff Reporter

July 6, 2017

The Illinois House of Representatives overrode Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto on three bills Thursday, giving the state its first budget in three years. Under this budget, Eastern will receive 100 percent funding for FY 17, 90 percent of its funding for FY18, full Monetary Award Program funding for both FY 17 and FY18 ...

Local officials talk state of state address, Senate Package

Cassie Buchman, News Editor

January 26, 2017

Local officials weighed in on remarks made by Gov. Bruce Rauner during his annual State of the State Address and a Senate Package that could provide higher education funding Wednesday. State rep. for the 110th district Reggie Phillips (R) said the governor moved toward a bipartisan direction in his...

Representative candidates talk district issues

Cassie Buchman, News Editor

November 3, 2016

With the elections coming up and a state set in a gridlock, both candidates running for representative of the 110th district talked about their plans to rectify the state’s instability and lessen its effect on their district. Incumbent Rep. Reggie Phillips (R-Charleston) is up against Dennis Malak...

Malak discusses platform, Phillips absent at forum

Malak discusses platform, Phillips absent at forum

Angelica Cataldo, Entertainment Reporter

October 12, 2016

The candidate forum Wednesday in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union allowed students, faculty, staff and community members to ask the candidates questions about their campaign and their plans if elected. Bailey Young, history professor and member of University Professionals of Illinois, said...

Fund EIU, Malak respond to Phillip’s comments

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

September 14, 2016

Members from the Fund EIU campaign and Dennis Malak, the Democratic candidate for representative, spoke out Tuesday against remarks made by Republican Representative Reggie Phillips Monday at his office hours. Phillips said the Eastern enrollment statistics did not look good and negative publicity,...

Phillips talks reforms for Eastern

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

September 13, 2016

Republican representative Reggie Phillips discussed the negative light Eastern was put under last year as a result of the budget crisis during his office hours Monday night. Phillips said the enrollment statistics that came out in the papers did not look good and said negative publicity created that...

Malak seeks stability, representation for 110th District

Malak seeks stability, representation for 110th District

Sam Fishel, Staff Reporter

June 20, 2016

Dennis Malak is certain that through advocacy for stability and responsive legislating, he will be the best choice to represent the interests of Eastern, Charleston, and the entire 110th District in the upcoming Illinois elections. Malak, of Charleston, said that he has seen first hand the impact of...

Marchers descend on office of Rep. Phillips

Marchers descend on office of Rep. Phillips

Olivia Swenson-Hultz, Staff Reporter

May 16, 2016

About 50 people assembled at Morton Park, marched down Lincoln Avenue and surrounded Rep. Reggie Phillips at his legislative office Monday. These demonstrators goal was to discuss the Illinois budget crisis with Phillips the day before the General Assembly resumes business. Crowd members includ...

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...

State bill proposes sexual assault policies for universities

Stephanie Markham, Editor-in-Chief

May 26, 2015

Illinois legislators are considering a bill that would require universities to deal with sexual assault cases by adopting a “comprehensive policy” consistent with existing state and federal law. House Bill 821, sponsored by Rep. Michelle Mussman, passed the House 113 – 2 in late April, passed the Senate unanimously...

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