(Chicago, IL) — Democrat lawmakers say they will send Governor Rauner the school funding reform bill they passed a month ago on Monday. Waiting until Monday gives Rauner little time to make the changes he wants and get a bill approved quickly enough to get money to schools so they can open on time. Rauner fumed at the tactic, calling it a vicious manipulation of the democratic process for political gain. Rauner wants to use his veto power to cut out a 200-million-dollar payment to Chicago teachers pensions. House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton says the bill is fair as it stands and isn’t a bailout of Chicago.
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