Curran responds to Governor’s amendatory veto of Senate Bill 1
Following the Governor’s press conference announcing he has issued an amendatory veto to Illinois’ school funding bill, Senate Bill 1, State Senator John Curran (R-Downers Grove) released the following statement urging swift action from the General Assembly.
“Everyone in Springfield should all be working toward the same, unified goal—fair and equitable school funding for all Illinois students,” said Curran. “Democrat legislators held on to the school funding bill for two months, ignoring the needs of our schools and students and stoking fears that school doors may not open on time this month. Within 24 hours of the bill’s release, the Governor issued his promised amendatory veto to advance this bill. His changes are fair to every school district and more equitable to low-income and disadvantaged students throughout Illinois. We are all still open to negotiations, but I strongly urge my colleagues to take action as soon as possible to ensure our schools receive the funding they rely on."