The Illinois Senate voted 38 to 19 to override Governor Bruce Rauner’s veto of Senate Bill 1, the school funding formula bill.
48th District State Senator and SB1 co-sponsor Andy Manar says overriding the govenor’s veto and keeping the bill in tact is what is needed for long-term funding stability for Illinois school districts.
Manar says preserving Senate Bill 1 keeps funding flowing to downstate schools long-term because it keeps the minimum funding levels for school districts in place and doesn’t take money away from districts losing enrollment.
Not everyone in the Senate is happy with Sunday’s vote. 51st District State Senator Chapin Rose says the veto override hurts the wide majority of Illinois students.
The bill now goes to the Illinois House, which will reconvene on Wednesday.