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Education Group Warns of School Budget Cuts

Schools across the state will likely never see the $1 billion dollar cut Voices for Illinois Children are warning about.

But the group’s Emily Miller says the numbers don’t lie, and Illinois is broke.

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Miller says SB16 is not the fix Illinois schools need.

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Miller says the rollback of the 2011 income tax hike will short the state about $2 billion.

Illinois schools are already being shortchanged, they receive about 89-cents on the dollar of the promised $6,119 in state aid.

Some schools fear that could drop to 85-cents in the next state budget.

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