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State Senator Manar Reacts To Governor's Veto Of School Funding Bill

Schools waiting on equity funding through the recently passed school funding reform bill will have to wait for that money, possibly not receiving any of those new dollars until next school year. Governor Bruce Rauner vetoing a “trailer bill” to the school funding reform bill, that now puts that funding on hold.
State Senator Andy Manar, one of the main legislators behind school funding reform says the governor's office requested this additional bill to deal with some aspects of school funding reform that the original bill didn't address, but then waited to act on the bill, and ultimately re-wrote it.
According to Manar, this puts a halt to school funding reform for the time being, meaning school districts waiting on additional funding through school funding reform will have to keep waiting.
State Senator Andy manar appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show.

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