Following the Governor’s press conference announcing he has issued an amendatory veto to Illinois’ school funding bill (Senate Bill 1), Senator Jil Tracy (R-Quincy) released the following statement urging swift action from the General Assembly.
“The Governor’s amendatory veto today makes Senate Bill 1 more fair and equitable to all school Illinois districts, especially those with low-income and disadvantaged students,” said Tracy. “To ensure every child receives a high-quality education, we need a school funding formula that supports every single child in Illinois. As it passed the General Assembly, Senate Bill 1 unfairly distributed additional funding to Chicago, at the expense of downstate students. I care about Chicago, but I also care about the millions of students all across the state not receiving the resources they need. We have clear changes from the Governor and clear instructions. Let’s get back to Springfield and uphold the Governor’s amendatory veto so every school starts the year fully funded.”