IL education funding compromise in trouble, threatening school openings

IL education funding compromise in trouble, threatening school openings

IL education funding compromise in trouble, threatening school openings

After weeks of going back and forth, IL lawmakers passed a historic school funding bill for education Monday night.

Tracy said she is confident that the Governor's pro-business reforms will be discussed more next session.

Known as the Trust Act, the new law would prohibit state and local police in IL from arresting or detaining a person exclusively due to their immigration status, or based on a federal immigration detainer.

"We will not honor ICE detainers unless their warrants are issued by judges", Speir said. A Chicago Tribune columnist said Rauner signing the bill "opens a breach on his right political flank".

"There will not be another generation of students that are subjected to inequity - the worst in the country - after this bill becomes law", he said.

"One of my most important goals since taking office has been to fix our broken criminal justice system", Rauner said, according to a report from WAND 17 and highlighted by the Illinois GOP. "They all said to me: 'Governor, this is a reasonable compromise". "... That's $75 million that could really help us".

Supporters of the bill noted that Monday's signing coincided with the 54 anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech at the March on Washington.

"Everybody wins in this conversation", said Democratic Rep. The new bill will instead enroll them into a 401 (k)-style plan.

Rauner said he believed the measure would increase safety and "improve connectivity" between immigrants and law enforcement to make the state safer.

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"We need thoughtful reform of this system, and we must focus our efforts on solutions that encourage economic growth while also making sure we are providing efficient and effective care to injured workers", the Republican governor wrote.

Cavaletto says overall he likes the bill which will bring additional state dollars to all area schools.

Translation: Federal immigration officers are on their own in IL, and can expect to run into some roadblocks when coordinating with state and local law enforcement. Others say the legislation spends money IL doesn't have.

The budget lawmakers approved last month requires a new formula for schools to get money.

Sen. Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) was one of the chief architects of the new formula. The pilot program backed by Republicans saw strong opposition from teacher unions, and education groups throughout the state.

"Chamber does not oppose a conversation on a commonsense minimum wage increase, we believe that legislating a minimum wage that is higher than our surrounding states is overreaching, and once again sends the message that IL is not good for business", said John Walsh, government and public affairs manager for the McLean County Chamber of Commerce.

The governor issued an amendatory veto to a similar piece of legislation previous year because of concerns of potential voter fraud.

While the Senate overrode the veto on August 13, an override attempt in the House on Monday fell short of a three-fifths majority requirement. In fact, he had vetoed it outright but spelled out his reasons in a lengthy veto statement.

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