Friday, July 28, 2017

Alliance Legislative Report (100-33)

SPECIAL SESSION PRODUCES
NO RESULTS THIS WEEK

Last week, Governor Bruce Rauner called for a special legislative session to address school funding reform. Lawmakers were called back to the Capitol on Wednesday, and then subsequently met again on Thursday and Friday. Each day both the Senate and House of Representatives convened briefly, allowed a few statements from lawmakers on their respective chamber floors, then adjourned without taking any substantive action. The House is scheduled to return on Monday; the Senate did not set any specific date for return but is anticipated to return on Monday as well.

Click here to read the entire Alliance Legislative Report (100-33), which explains the problem, the reasoning, the options, and the impact of the ongoing funding reform issue.