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Downstate Senators Gary Forby and John Sullivan are calling on their colleagues to reinstate funding for education transportation and regional superintendents.  Governor Quinn slashed an additional 89-million dollars from transportation funding and the lawmakers say that's caused an unfair burden on rural school districts.  In some cases, children have to walk up to half-a-mile to get to the bus stop.  Forby and Sullivan are also urging the general assembly to reinstate the salaries of 44 regional superintendents who've been working for free since July 1st.  Quinn cut their pay in order to save the state eleven-million dollars.  The education officials had filed a lawsuit asking a judge to force Quinn to pay up but the judge sided with the governor.  The regional superintendents say they're disappointed with the judge's ruling but they've decided not to appeal.

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