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RAUNER TO SIGN ED FUNDING BILL TODAY

Gov. Bruce Rauner is expected today to sign the sweeping school funding bill passed by the Illinois House and Senate earlier this week. A compromise between Republican and Democratic lawmakers, the bill includes tax credits to support private school tuition, the relaxation of some unfunded mandates, and the potential for residents of well-funded school districts… read more

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LAWMAKERS REACH A DEAL ON SCHOOL FUNDING

#Illinois’ legislative leaders Thursday announced that they’ve tentatively reached a deal to fund public schools, but said details were still being worked out. Republican and Democratic leaders issued cautious statements Thursday saying language will be drafted and details of the agreement will be released once the bill has been reviewed. (Peoria Journal-Star)

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LAWMAKERS CONTINUE TALKS ON SCHOOL FUNDING

#Illinois’ legislative leaders are set to meet again today on possible solutions to the state’s school funding impasse. The meeting, which will be held in Chicago, will include discussions on whether Chicago Public Schools can raise property taxes further and whether school districts should be required to provide daily physical education classes. (Chicago Tribune)

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LAWMAKERS TO MEET TODAY ON ED FUNDING

Illinois’ legislative leaders are set to meet today regarding their most recent impasse: how to divvy up funding for the state’s schools. Friday’s meeting was described as “productive,” but didn’t lead to a compromise between Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democrats who control both houses. Lawmakers will be back in session Wednesday for the House’s potential… read more

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MOODY’S: IL ED FUNDING A ‘CREDIT NEGATIVE’

Moody’s Investors Service last week said #Illinois’ failure to distribute state aid to school districts on time puts them at risk for a credit downgrade. The agency said the stalemate in Springfield holding funding hostage is a “credit negative” for Illinois’ school districts, and warned that property-poor districts will be the most negatively affected if… read more

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IL HOUSE SCHEDULES OVERRIDE VOTE

The Illinois House next week will attempt to override Gov. Bruce Rauner’s amendatory veto of SB1, the bill which outlines how the state doles out funding for schools. The House Wednesday failed to approve Democrat-sponsored legislation which affirmed Rauner’s changes, using the bill as a standard to show that the governor’s changes to the funding… read more

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#ILLINOIS HOUSE TAKES UP ED FUNDING

The Illinois House today is expected to take up Illinois’ education funding formula, but not to override the governor’s amendatory veto from earlier this month. Instead, the House is expected to put Gov. Bruce Rauner’s changes into a new bill and call it for a vote, most likely failing to approve it. The action would… read more

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IL MISSES FIRST PAYMENT TO SCHOOLS

State Comptroller Susana Mendoza sent $429 million in overdue payments to Illinois school districts Thursday in an effort to provide them with some cash instead of missing the first batch of regularly scheduled payments altogether. The state has yet to finalize its plan for divvying up educational funding, so Mendoza sent “categorical” payments that cover… read more

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LAWMAKERS HEAR TESTIMONY ON FUNDING IMPASSE

#Illinois House members Wednesday heard testimony on how schools across the state are dealing with the impasse over educational funding. State payments to more than 800 Illinois school districts due next Thursday will be delayed unless lawmakers take action on SB1, which outlines how the state will divvy up funding. Lawmakers have yet to override… read more

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IL SENATE TO RETURN SUNDAY

The #Illinois Senate will return to Springfield Sunday to possibly take action on the school funding bill Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed earlier this month. Senate President John Cullerton in a statement said, “One way or another, we are going to get a fair funding system that improves education in all public schools in Illinois for… read more

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