It's needed for schools to get money this year. "He's promised that he will quickly issue an amendatory veto, so that the House and Senate have time to take action, if they so choose". "Do your job. We're all here", Rauner said. "House Democrats are committed to passing school funding reform and we will continue working across the aisle to ensure our schools are able to open on time, despite the governor's political games".
Senate Bill 1, which has passed both chambers of the General Assembly, establishes an evidence-based distribution formula but also includes some special treatment of Chicago Public Schools (CPS), according to the GOP.
"He's willing to hold the bill then, then let's have a negotiation. There are 267 school districts throughout IL that receive more revenue under Senate Bill One than Chicago Public Schools, and that includes the school districts that are represented here tonight", he says. The education funding reform measure I supported provides millions of additional dollars to Will County schools, including $8.7 million in new funding for Joliet School District 86 and $1.6 million in new funding for Joliet Township High School District 204.
Governor Rauner holds the power to call it off, but there's no word if he's considering it.
North Korea and its plans of a nuclear strike
U.S. officials said on Tuesday they have seen increased North Korean activity that could be preparations for another missile test within days.
Cullerton warned Rauner on Thursday that he's setting up another showdown with lawmakers on an override, and urged him to join Democrats for "rational discussions" about the changes he wants.
Legislators are now in special session to work on the measure.
Democrats are likely lobbying Republicans to desert Rauner and vote to over-ride his expected veto.