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.

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