(Chicago, IL) — Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan is setting a meeting for next Wednesday when there could be a vote to override Governor Rauner’s changes to the school funding bill known as SB-1. This Friday, Madigan says legislative leaders will try to find a compromise, though he says Governor Rauner doesn’t really want one. If a House override fails, Madigan says the House will take up a duplicate of the original SB-1 without Rauner’s changes. He says that bill deserves support because it’s fair to the whole state and represents ten to 15 years of work by experts and lawmakers from both parties. Rauner is using the school funding dispute as the centerpiece of a reelection campaign, telling Republicans at the state fair that his fight against the Chicago machine will give Republicans control of the House.
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