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The Majority Report 11/01/15 - Standing up for transparency, fair college funding

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Harris asks for investigation of police practices in Chicago

Harris asks for investigation of police practices in ChicagoSenator Napoleon Harris (D-Harvey) recently contacted the U.S. Attorney General after reports in the media raised concerns about violations of basic human and constitutional rights at Homan Square, calling for an investigation of policing practices in Chicago. Homan Square is a Chicago police warehouse where a number of detainees reported being mistreated by police.

"Transparency protects our police officers and the people they interact with," Harris said. "When 7,000 people are held by police with few public records, it raises red flags and I feel we have a responsibility to look further into it."

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Cunningham: Reform needed in higher education to help reduce tuition costs

Cunningham: Reform needed in higher education to help reduce tuition costsIn an effort to reduce administrative costs and help hold the line on college tuition growth, State Senator Bill Cunningham (D-18) proposed a series of reforms in how higher education executives in Illinois are compensated. These reforms were sparked by a report revealing inappropriate practices, including the recent scandals at the College of DuPage.

"Institutions of higher learning in our state have been plagued by recent controversies involving mismanagement or misconduct by college presidents, which cost taxpayers and tuition-payers millions of dollars in legal fees and severance payouts," Cunningham said. "We need to reform our laws to ensure more transparency and accountability in the administration of our public colleges and universities."
 
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SIU students voice budget concerns to Senate Dems

SIU students voice budget concerns to Senate DemsRepublican Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed nearly all parts of the state budget lawmakers passed, sending the state into a now unprecedented deadlock that has dragged on for more than four months. Public colleges and universities are among the victims of Rauner's vetoes.

"When you sit in an auditorium full of college students fearful about their futures, the reality and ridiculousness of the state's budget impasse really hits you," State Senator Gary Forby (D-Benton) said after a panel discussion at the SIU Student Health Services Center in Carbondale.

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