State Week: Rauner Vetoes Education Funding

Aug 4, 2017
Originally published on August 4, 2017 2:36 pm

Gov. Bruce Rauner has vetoed parts of the Democratic education funding overhaul known as Senate Bill 1. He used his Constitutional power to make recommendations for changes in the legislation, saying he wanted to stop a "bailout" of Chicago schools. But Democrats accuse him of tacking right and waging an "assault" on public education.

Meanwhile, Democratic gubernatorial candidates are beginning to roll out policy agendas. Who are they really targeting — Rauner, President Donald Trump, or House Speaker Michael Madigan?

Brian Mackey hosts with guests Dusty Rhodes of the NPR Illinois Education Desk, Monique Garcia of the Chicago Tribune, and Tony Arnold of Chicago public radio station WBEZ.

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