( KTRS ) Illinois business leaders say they want the state to invest more money in early education to meet the demands of a growing job market centered on math and science.
Business leaders says they support Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s plan to increase preschool funding to about $393 million, an increase of $75 million from last year.
Illinois risks losing federal money for early education programs without a budget, that should’ve taken effect July 1.
Supporters predict there could be up to 37,000 science and technology jobs in Illinois by 2020.