SUAA Mini Briefing 01.18.2017

Welcome to the 100th General Assembly! The Inauguration is old news! Senate and House bill rolled out rapidly!

Keep your eyes wide open because it ought to be an interesting session! As of today Senate President Cullerton has 40 shell Appropriation bills.

The House of Representatives is a little behind. Its bills have not been assigned to committees yet, but then there are twice as many people and twice as many offices to fill! By tomorrow morning the bills could be assigned!

You might want to watch the legislative bills that are part of the Senate’s Grand Bargain. We have laid those bills out for you. You can watch their progress as we have set up a link for you.

The 100th of anything should be celebrated! But celebration or not, we are sure that this 100th is going to be memorable!

Click here to read the SUAA Mini Briefing dated 01.18.2017. (PDF file)

Linda L Brookhart
Executive Director
State Universities Annuitants Association


SUAA Foundation EAP Brochure

The SUAA Foundation Emergency Assistance Program is designed to help chapters provide support for members who are facing a sudden need for funds to cope with a crisis situation. Chapters may request assistance of up to $1,500 on behalf of individuals who have been SUAA members for 5 years or more.

Click here to download the EAP program brochure (PDF file) for more information.

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Posted by on January 20, 2017 in Membership, Resources, Retirees, SUAA


Budget Event Scheduled for 1/27/17

GSU SUAA Members,

CTBA is hosting a panel discussion about the impact of the lack of a state budget on higher education. We encourage you to share this information with interested people and to consider attending this event. Former GSU colleague, David Prasse, was instrumental in helping to create this event in partnership with the Center for Urban Research and Learning at Loyola.


Higher Education: Collateral Damage in the Budget Battle

The Center for Tax and Budget Accountability is hosting a series of panel discussions across the state examining Illinois’ budget cuts to higher education. Overall, state funding for Higher Education in FY2016 was cut by $1.318 billion or 67.9% from FY2015 levels.

In partnership with the Center for Urban Research and Learning at Loyola University, the first of these panels will be held in Chicago on Friday, January 27, 2017.  Please join us as our distinguished panelists assess how those cuts have impacted universities, local businesses and communities.

Panelists to date include:

  • Tom Cross, Chair, Illinois Board of Higher Education
  • Jauwan Hall, UIC Student Trustee
  • Ralph Martire, Executive Director, Center for Tax and Budget Accountability
  • Kyle Westbrook, Executive Director,  Partners for College Completion

Friday, January 27, 2017
8:30 am: Registration
9:00 am – 11:00 am: Program

Loyola University
Kasbeer Hall – 15th Floor, Corboy Law Center
25 East Pearson, Chicago, 60611

There is no fee to attend; however, registration is required.  To register for the Chicago Event, CLICK HERE.

Please direct any questions to CTBA’s Administrative Director, Tracy Schonberger, at (312) 332-1041 or by email at


Notes from 11/17/16 GSU SUAA Meeting

Click on the link below to review notes from GSU SUAA’s November 17, 2016 meeting. The file is in PDF format.

GSU SUAA Meeting Notes – Nov 17, 2016

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Posted by on January 10, 2017 in GSU SUAA, Meetings


December Mini Briefing and 2017 SUAA Legislative Platform

Attached is the 2017 Legislative Platform and the December Mini Briefing full of legislative news and other items of interest.

Enjoy the holiday season! 2017 will be tough in the Legislative Arena!

Linda L Brookhart
Executive Director
State Universities Annuitants Association

2017 Legislative Platform.pdf

SUAA Mini Briefing 12.08.2016.pdf

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Posted by on December 9, 2016 in Uncategorized


Help SUAA Keep Its Pieces Together on Giving Tuesday

With the end of 2016 rapidly approaching

we know many of you are making decisions about where your
extra dollars will provide the most benefit.

In the Spirit of Giving please consider a contribution to the

State Universities Annuitants Association

or its


or your

Legal Fund

or your PAC

Linda L Brookhart
Executive Director

State Universities Annuitants Association

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Posted by on November 29, 2016 in Uncategorized


Help break the budget logjam

SUAA Members,

How can you help? Make your voice heard–contact your legislators!

For a quick and easy way to send an email about the budget impasse to state leadership, go to Land of Lincoln, This is Not a Laughing Matter. Choose Send (Send a letter to our state’s elected leaders and your local legislators). Follow the steps, and your email will be sent to the appropriate people. It will take less than a minute to complete.


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Posted by on November 29, 2016 in Uncategorized