Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Rauner Calls Special School Funding Session
Governor Rauner is summoning lawmakers to Springfield Wednesday for a special session on school funding as Rauner's stare-down with Democrats continues. Democrats defied Governor Rauner's noon Monday deadline and didn't send him their school funding reform bill, from which Rauner wants to cut what he calls a Chicago teachers' union bailout. But, Mayor Emanuel says the governor has a chance to get most of what he wants, given that Rauner's said he likes the rest of the bill. Many schools couldn't open this fall without action on a funding bill.