Treasurer Summers Statement on Governor Rauner’s Veto of SB1

Office of the City Treasurer

Kurt A. Summers

For Immediate Release
August 1, 2017

Treasurer Summers Statement on Governor Rauner’s Veto of SB1

CHICAGO – “Governor Rauner’s decision to veto Senate Bill 1 harms our schools. Illinois has one of the most inequitable school funding systems in the country—with CPS as the only school district in Illinois responsible for covering its own teacher pension payments. SB1 would have changed that, putting Chicago’s schools on equal footing with the rest of Illinois. More than 80% of SB1 would have been delivered to districts where the majority of students come from low-income families. Instead of recycling old political talking points pitting the state vs. Chicago, Governor Rauner should put his focus on helping the students, parents, and teachers harmed today with this reckless veto.”

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