Published: Sun, July 30, 2017
Global | By Maureen Mccoy

Illinois Lawmakers Quickly Adjourn Second Day Of School Funding Session

Illinois Lawmakers Quickly Adjourn Second Day Of School Funding Session

"We are a united group, we are united with the governor", said House Minority Leader Jim Durkin.

Rauner says he's asked key GOP lawmakers to negotiate with Democrats.

Also released Thursday was a new poll by the Democratic Governor's Association showing Rauner's disapproval ratings at 63 percent.

It's just the latest man-made crisis to hit Springfield, where lawmakers earlier this month voted to override Rauner's veto to end a state budget impasse that stretched into a third year, creating billions in debt and forcing some domestic violence shelters and other social service programs to shut down. "But until then, the state is not better off for it, and he is not a very good governor." he said.

Day 2 of the current special session produced a new metaphor, but no progress.

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"First and foremost, it is the honest belief of House Democrats that Governor Rauner should sign the education funding reform bill now on his desk. In the spirit of ongoing cooperation, Representatives Will Davis and Barbara Flynn Currie will continue to work with legislative Republicans, as they have been doing for some time now." his statement read.

"President Cullerton, Speaker Madigan, turn in your homework".

"This is the kind of meeting we've been trying to arrange for weeks".

Barickman continued: "I am encouraging the Senate to send the bill to the governor ahead of the July 31 deadline so that the Senate President and governor can meet, and if there are any discussions to be had they can happen in a timely fashion". I am demanding the governor stop using our students as pawns and sign real education reform into law so every child in IL can have a shot at a better future.

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