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IL Senate rejects Gov. Rauner's veto of school funding plan

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The Illinois senate rejected Governor Bruce Rauner's veto of a public school funding plan.

They were back in session trying to make a decision on Senate Bill 1. They voted on Sunday.

Governor Bruce Rauner vetoed it and argued it would benefit Chicago schools too much.

It would've removed hundreds of millions of dollars from the plan.

Meanwhile, smaller school districts in the state are worried if they'll have enough funding to start on time.

Ted Dabrowski of the Illinois Policy Institute said both parties are at fault for the delay.

"If these legislators can't come to an agreement immediately on the new funding bill, they should simply go back to the funding bill we had last year as flawed as it is," he said. "Let the kids go to school and the legislators take the fight back to the state capitol, but what they shouldn't do is use the kids as pawns if they can't figure out between themselves how to fund education."

Now, the override moves to the Illinois House to be voted on.

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