Senate Republican Leader-Designee Bill Brady and House Republican Leader Jim Durkin on Governor Rauner’s Amendatory Veto of Senate Bill 1.
“There is no question, this General Assembly must now double its efforts to ensure our schools open on time with a fair and equitable funding formula. After finally receiving the school funding legislation, the Governor took swift action and laid out a path to achieve that goal. Our caucuses stand with the Governor's recommendations and will oppose efforts to override his veto.
With the support of Democrat legislators whose schools fare better under the Governor’s plan, we believe the amended SB 1 should become law.
However, we remain open to compromise developed through real, productive negotiations designed to reach consensus.”