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One local lawmaker feels the issue of school funding hasn't been dealt with properly over the last decade.

State Representative Bill Mitchell explains the State of Illinois has been prorating school districts the last couple years. This mean schools are getting much less than what the State should be giving them. The 2014 Illinois Campaign Trail has been ignoring this important issue according to Mitchell.

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Rep. Mitchell notes the current administration needs to take responsibility for their record. He also targets Republicans saying they need to step up and challenge Democrats on the issue.

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Mitchell stresses that the current administration is cutting close to a half billion dollars from the education budget for this fiscal year which he calls outrageous.

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