Governor Rauner issued a noon deadline today to get an education funding bill on his desk or he’s calling a special session. The state budget passed with a clause in that tied spending at K – 12 schools to evidence based models of funding – that’s Senate Bill 1. But Rauner doesn’t want the bill or at least most of it to move forward, so he’s asking for the bill in order to use his amendatory veto and change parts of what the House and Senate passed.
Rauner says today that he’d be happy to discuss a new bill after he gets current one on his desk. If doesn’t, he says the special session starts on Wednesday.