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SENATE REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS ARE URGING THEIR COLLEAGUES TO PASS THE GOVERNOR’S EDUCATION FUNDING PLAN.
 
GOVERNOR RAUNER HAS CALLED FOR AN INCREASE IN EDUCATION SPENDING IN THE NEXT BUDGET, FULLY FUNDING THE STATE’S SCHOOL AID FORMULA FOR THE FIRST TIME IN SEVEN YEARS. SENATOR JASON BARICKMAN OF BLOOMINGTON SUPPORTS THE PLAN AND SAYS IT NEEDS TO BE PASSED QUICKLY.
 
 
DEMOCRATS SAY THEY WANT TO SEE MORE DETAILS REGARDING HOW MUCH MONEY THAT MEANS FOR EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT AND SAY THE ENTIRE FUNDING SYSTEM NEEDS AN OVERHAUL.
 
THE GOVERNOR IS CALLING FOR AN INCREASE IN SPENDING ON KINDERGARTEN THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION AND WANTS IT PASSED QUICKLY. SENATOR KAREN MCCONNAUGHAY OF WEST DUNDEE AGREES…AND SAYS ONCE THAT’S DONE, THEY CAN DISCUSS A BETTER WAY TO FUND SCHOOLS IN ILLINOIS.
 
 
THE G-O-P LAWMAKERS ALSO SAY THEY DON’T WANT PASSING AN EDUCATION BUDGET TO BE HELD UP BY ANY DEALS TO BAIL OUT STRUGGLING CHICAGO SCHOOLS.

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