Day 2 of Special Session of Illinois Lawmakers Ends Without Education Bill

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Illinois lawmakers accomplished nothing on the second day of the Special Session.

In fact, both chambers only met for a few minutes before adjourning.  Gov. Bruce Rauner (R-IL) hoped that by calling the session, the Senate would send him an education funding bill, which was passed two months ago. 

Rauner plans to make changes to the bill.  He says those changes will result in a financial windfall for Stateline school districts.

 “If we have a fair education plan, there’ll be enough resources coming to the Rockford area that we could lower property taxes,” said Sen. Dave Syverson (R-35th).

Senate President John Cullerton (D) says democrats will hold onto the bill until Monday.  He hopes that will convince Rauner to negotiate terms of the bill.

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