The battle over education funding in Illinois is heating up. Republicans are gearing up to get enough votes to protect Rauner's amendatory veto which promises more money for all districts across the state.
Gov. Bruce Rauner says he plans to rewrite a Democrat-passed education funding formula bill, setting up a likely showdown with Democrats who control the General Assembly. Governor Rauner joined Dan and Chicago Tribune Columnist John Kass to discuss the budget debate and education funding:
Gov. Bruce Rauner is now calling on the leaders in Springfield to release a bill that reforms public school funding in the state. The governor says he will not sign into law a new school funding formula bill unless money is moved from Chicago Public Schools to other districts.
Illinois’ first budget after two years is filled with partial outlines to address its debt-ridden pension system and unpaid bill backlog — signs that political fighting and the fiscal mess in the nation’s fifth-largest state are far from over. In addition to all of the things that aren’t covered in the budget, there are the […]
WGN TV has begun to report on the glut of people moving across the border into Wisconsin and Indiana. They highlighted a couple of local businesses, one that is toughing out and staying here and another that has already fled the state.