Senate Republican Leader-Designee Bill Brady and House Republican Leader Jim Durkin today issued the following statement regarding Illinois’ school funding crisis and claims made in the State Capitol Thursday.

“Schools and students don’t need another press conference, what they need is an assurance that their schools will open on time and that every school district in Illinois is treated fairly and equitably.  The Governor’s Amendatory Veto of Senate Bill 1 provides those assurances.  If the Democrats are unwilling to support his Amendatory Veto, then it is up to them to return to the negotiating table and offer a solution that bridges the gap between both plans.  We cannot let another 60 days pass without working to solve this unnecessary crisis.  The students of Illinois deserve nothing less than our best effort, and time is of the essence.”

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