Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner issued an amendatory veto of the highly debated Senate Bill 1 Tuesday morning. The bill provides an evidence-based model for school funding required by this year’s budget to pay local school districts. Some of the items vetoed in the bill include the minimum funding requirement and the Chicago school pension considerations from the funding formula.
Rauner says he hopes lawmakers uphold his veto to make historic changes to Illinois education and for the benefit of the children across the state.
Rauner again placed blame on Democrats for politicizing the bill and for not working towards a bill that was “fair and equitable” for all Illinois students.