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Two state senators are asking their colleagues to override two of Governor Quinn's vetoes and restore education funding. Senators Gary Forby and John Sullivan say cuts to educational transportation are unfair for rural school districts. Some students are walking about half-a-mile just to get to the bus stop. They also want the legislature to reinstate salaries for the state's regional superintendents. Senator Sullivan says the superintendents are elected officials whose jobs are protected by state statute. He says it's not right to eliminate their pay without first finding a way to shift their responsibilities. Lawmakers are expected to deal with both issues when they head back to Springfield on October 25th.

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