Smith Legislation to Address Teacher Shortage Becomes Law

CHICAGO, Ill. – Continuing his efforts to address the teacher shortage in Illinois, state Rep. Nick Smith, D-Chicago, sponsored an initiative to allow school districts to pay their student teachers and create early education endorsements to help individuals satisfy...

Smith Prioritizes Working Families, Education During Spring Session

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Throughout the spring legislative session, state Rep. Nicholas Smith, D-Chicago, worked hard to help middle-class families throughout Illinois by increasing the minimum wage and supporting a Fair Tax to make the wealthy pay their fair share. Smith...

Smith Supports Fair Tax Amendment

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Following the passage of the Fair Tax Amendment out of the Illinois House, state Rep. Nicholas Smith, D-Chicago, issued the below statement:“Illinois’ tax system is among the most unfair in the country, and places too much of the burden on...

Smith Bill Requiring School Transparency Passes House

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Legislation sponsored by state Rep. Nicholas Smith, D-Chicago, requiring publication of an explanatory analysis following the closure public schools in Chicago unanimously passed out of the Illinois House.“With overcrowding in many Chicago schools,...

Smith Responds to Governor’s Budget Address

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Following Governor Pritzker’s Budget Address today, state Rep. Nicholas Smith, D-Chicago releases the following statement: “Today, the governor laid out his vision for addressing the long-term fiscal problems facing the state of Illinois. I am...