The proposal requires elected officials take an eight hour economics course. County board members, state legislators, even aldermen would have to take the class every two years.
debt, a backlog of unpaid bills, loss of jobs to surrounding states all has Senator
Dave Syverson wanting to send
Illinois State Senator Dave Syverson says "I've just noticed over my time
in dealing with
politicians just aren't applying basic economic principles. Stating it's quote
Sen. Syverson says "we
The eight hour economics class would be offered through community colleges.
67th District State Representative Chuck Jefferson asks "who's paying for all this? Where's the money coming from? We know that the state doesn't have any money. We're having a hard time paying the bills that we've already accumulated so where's this money coming from. "
Sen. Syverson explains elected officials would pay for the tuition similar to continuing education courses "we believe that having the latest information makes you a better professional well then why wouldn't we want to do that same thing for our elected officials."
Rep. Jefferson says economic experts already volunteer their time, but he's open to the idea.
Rep. Jefferson explains "I've already got an economic development committee in place in my office to address those issues with people who are very versed on the economy."