Illinois Lt. Gov. visits Twin Cities

BLOOMINGTON - Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti stops in Bloomington to speak with business leaders about their concerns with the budget.

She also toured commercial printing company Bopi, on Thursday.

One topic under discussion was work force related issues.

"The governor is working to offer a laundry list of choices,” said Sanguinetti. “Whatever sort of setting you want. Whether it be a 4-year program or an apprentice program, you should be able to have that available. We all deserve a world-class education, that's what he says."

Sanguinetti encouraged everyone to talk to local leaders about the education funding reform bill, Senate Bill 1, and the need for Senate Democrats to send it to Governor Rauner.

"There's been a hold on it. I think it's called, parliamentary hold,” said Sanguinetti. “And the clocks ticking, school starts soon, and we want a funding formula that's equitable for all of us."

Sanguinetti said rural education is a big issue, along with rural health and economics.

She said that's why Senate Bill 1 is so important.

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