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There's been a lot of debate surrounding the school funding reform bill Senate Bill 1, which the Illinois Legislature passed, and Governor Rauner recently amendatory vetoed. Illinois State Senator Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) says he was disappointed by the Governor's veto, and is working with lawmakers to come to a compromise.

 

Senator Manar says he thinks the Governor vetoing the bill was a mistake, and that his changes go too far.

 

 

One element the Governor did not veto was a measure that funds the Chicago Public School Pension system. This element of the bill has caused controversy among many, and Manar says he doesn't support any bill that gives Chicago a special deal, and that he's working towards fair funding for all.

 

 

Senator Manar appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show.

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