State Sen. Jim Oberweis (R-Sugar Grove) issued the following statement in response to Senate Democrats overriding Gov. Bruce Rauner’s Amendatory Veto of Senate Bill 1, education funding reform:
“Batavia, Community High School District 94, West Chicago, Yorkville, Oswego, Plano. All the schools I represent receive less new funding under what the Democrats passed compared to the Governor’s amended version of Senate Bill 1.
“All those school districts and school districts across the state are all taken advantage of under Senate Bill 1 with crucial dollars that should be going to them, instead going to bailout Chicago Public Schools. That is the opposite of fairness and equity.
“These partisan games have to stop. Let’s sit down and solve this problem together. This go-it-alone approach from the Democrats is not the right approach.”