Without an education spending reform bill on his desk at noon Monday, the Governor held true on a promise. He’s ordering a special session to bring lawmakers back in order to try and force action on the matter. Senate Bill 1 is waiting to be sent to Rauner, it’s a bill he’s promised to veto parts of. Rauner contends Democrats are playing political games by not sending him the bill. He says it’s the Democrats that want a crisis of schools not opening on time to force their vision of school funding forward.
Rauner has been vague on what changes he wants or how he’d alter the bill that passed both the House and Senate. The session starts on Wednesday.