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Should suburban school districts hire lobbyists?

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  • Some suburban school districts have hired lobbyists to go to Springfield in order to secure more tax dollars.

    Some suburban school districts have hired lobbyists to go to Springfield in order to secure more tax dollars.
    Associated Press

 
 

Can hiring lobbyists help suburban school districts influence education policy and bring home more tax dollars? It's a question Elgin Area School District U-46 and Community Unit District 300 have been pondering in the wake of proposed legislation that would overhaul state funding of schools. "In Springfield, one of the things that we find when we've gone down there, school District U-46 is one of 868 districts outside of Chicago," U-46 Chief of Staff Tony Sanders said.

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