Illinois schools will soon receive state funding payments through a new evidence-based model thanks to a compromise bill that Gov. Bruce Rauner is expected to sign into law on Thursday, according to a release from the Illinois Republican Party.
While debate continues on how Illinois state school funding should be distributed, Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) is arguing that the system will never be fair until county property tax assessments are conducted on the mandated schedule, according to a press release.
Illinois' education funding bill will almost certainly contain a provision granting tax credits to businesses and individuals that donate to charities that underwrite kids who want to attend private schools, according to inside sources.
Gov. Bruce Rauner says partisan politics is no match for basic math when it comes to looking at the difference between his amended version of the state's public school funding bill and its original version.
Two ads pushing for Gov. Bruce Rauner's school funding plan have been added to the ammunition against approving a plan that provides extra benefits to Chicago Public Schools (CPS) to the detriment of all other public schools, Citizens for Rauner said in a press release announcing the ads.
A day after the Senate voted to override his amendatory veto of the state's K-12 funding bill, Gov. called on "the four legislative leaders" -- Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago), Speaker of the House Michael Madigan (D-Chicago), Senate Minority Leader Bill Brady (R-Bloomington) and House Minority Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) -- to meet and find a middle ground on the measure.
The Illinois Policy Institute is preparing a report to offer a “more robust” analysis of how 97 percent of Illinois' public school districts would receive more state funding under Gov. Bruce Rauner’s amendatory veto of Senate Bill 1, the state's K-12 funding measure.
Gov. Bruce Rauner must rely on the Illinois House to trust the math of the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) after the Senate on Sunday seemingly ignored an analysis showing that 97.5 percent of public schools would get more money under Rauner's amendments to Senate Bill 1.
The evidence-based school funding formula Illinois will adopt once the Legislature and Gov. Bruce Rauner finally agree on the particulars in Senate Bill 1 brings with it only one guarantee: Taxpayers will pay billions more for an input-driven formula that has no proven track record of success, one analyst said recently.
Illinois State Comptroller Susana Mendoza is urging the House to follow the Senate's lead and override Gov. Bruce Rauner’s amendatory veto of the state's public school funding bill, according to Capitol Fax.
Nearly every public school in Illinois would receive more state money under Gov. Bruce Rauner's amended version of Senate Bill 1 than via the formula in the bill's original form, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has determined.