As promised Governor Bruce Rauner issued an amendatory veto on Senate Bill 1. But the Republican may be confused about the process for the bill. Rauner told reporters today that all lawmakers need to do, in order to uphold his wishes on changes to school funding is pass them with a simple majority.
Rauner’s staff later admitted that it would take more than a simple majority to support the Governor’s changes. Legislation passed after May 31st that takes immediate effect needs a three fifths vote.
The Senate is scheduled to read the amendatory veto into record today, starting the 15 day clock for action the bill.