generic classroomSPRINGFIELD – Legislation cosponsored by State Senator Rachelle Crowe (D-Glen Carbon) to increase the minimum salary for teachers passed the Senate Education Committee today.

“Illinois’ teacher shortage is a problem I’ve seen firsthand in my district. We need to be encouraging our students to enter the teaching profession, and a great first step would be to pay them appropriately,” Crowe said.

The bill would gradually increase the minimum full-time teacher salary to $40,000 over a period of four years beginning with the 2020-2021 school year. The rates would be:

•$32,076 for the 2020-2021 school year;

•$34,576 for the 2021-2022 school year;

•$37,076 for the 2022-2023 school year; and

•$40,000 for the 2023-2024 school year.

Senate Bill 10 is similar to legislation introduced last year, which was vetoed by former Gov. Bruce Rauner.

“I’m hopeful the 101st General Assembly will see the importance in this bill like before, so we can get it implemented as quickly as possible and start paying our teachers wages they deserve,” Crowe said.

 

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IMG 4439BELLEVILLE – State Senator Rachelle Crowe (D-Glen Carbon) joined Gov. JB Pritzker and other downstate lawmakers to announce a comprehensive review of Illinois’ economic growth strategy.

“Four years of lurching from crisis to crisis have created economic instability across our state,” Crowe said. “It’s a relief to hear that Gov. Pritzker is committed to crafting a long-term plan to attract businesses and create new, good-paying jobs.”

The review, which will be conducted by the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, will use a data-driven approach to identify growth industries and determine the best strategies for the state to spur economic development.

“Job creation will always be my top priority as an elected official,” Crowe said. “I look forward to joining the governor to determine the best approach to encourage investment in our region.”

The findings from the report will be delivered to the governor’s office within 90 days.

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01092019CM0435rsSPRINGFIELD – Rachelle Crowe was sworn in today as the state senator for the 56th District, filling the seat previously held by longtime state senator, Bill Haine.

Crowe, a Democrat from Glen Carbon was elected to serve in the General Assembly in November. Previously, she worked as an assistant state’s attorney in Madison County, where she prosecuted dangerous criminals in the Violent Crimes Division.

“It’s an incredible honor to serve the communities I have lived in nearly my entire life,” Crowe said. “I look forward to confronting the problems facing our area by fighting for funding for education and workforce development programs and tackling the opioid epidemic sweeping our communities."

Crowe’s district office will be at 111 N. Wood River Ave., in her childhood hometown of Wood River.

Further contact information for Sen. Crowe’s office will be available shortly.

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District Office
111 N. Wood River Ave.,
Suite A
Wood River, IL 62095
(618) 251-9840 P

Springfield Office
311B Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-5247 P

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