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Democrats and Republicans Continue to Spar Over SB1

Democrats and Republicans continue the fight on where Senate Bill 1 is heading. Govenor Bruce Rauner said Wednesday that House Speaker Michael Madigan is using local school districts as a pawn in the game to get Senate Bill 1 into law. 48th District State Senator Andy Manar says he he no idea what the governor’s plan is for education funding.


Rauner says Illinois’ students are the ones being held hostage in this political game.



Manar says he has made many requests for meetings with Rauner leading up to the special session that started Wednesday. The response he continues to get from the governor is “no.”



Rauner says Speaker Madigan inserted the Chicago pension payment into the bill at the last minute, and it takes money away from other local school districts. Manar says he wants to hear the governor’s plans for the bill so the two sides can reach a compromise on the bill.

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