Senator Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill), sponsor of Senate Bill 1, the school funding reform measure that has overwhelming support statewide, issued the following statement regarding Gov. Bruce Rauner’s amendatory veto of the legislation:

“Gov. Rauner has chosen to imperil years of work and negotiation on school funding reform against the wishes and advice of thousands of superintendents, educators, parents and experts throughout the state.

“Senate Democrats are reviewing his veto, which on its face appears to have significant challenges — both legally and functionally — that would be disastrous for the least-funded schools in Illinois.

“I want to reiterate that Democratic lawmakers believed we could get to a reasonable compromise with the governor through negotiations that would have alleviated his concerns about Senate Bill 1.

“Fortunately, we remain confident that we still have the opportunity to come to a reasonable compromise through further negotiations with our Republican colleagues, despite the governor’s action today.”

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