Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Governor Wants Leaders Meetings On School Funding

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner says a deal on school funding in the state is 'within reach.'  The governor yesterday asked all four legislative leaders, Democrats Mike Madigan and John Cullerton, and Republicans Jim Durkin and Bill Brady, to sit down this week and come to terms on how to pay for the state's schools.  Rauner changed the Democratic plan to pay for schools, and the Illinois Senate on Sunday voted down those changes. Democrats in the Illinois House are set to take up the governor's ideas tomorrow.  Schools across the state start this week.

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