01102017AM2784SPRINGFIELD – State Sen. Bill Haine (D-Alton) issued the statement below after the Illinois Senate voted to override Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto of Senate Bill 1, a proposal that would fix the school funding formula.

“Senate Bill 1 is the most scrutinized bill in recent state history. It provides millions of additional dollars for Metro East schools, and for the first time in nearly two decades gives them much-needed stability from year to year.
“The governor’s veto is an attempt to pit school districts and children against each other. It is divisive partisan politics that does nothing to support the schoolchildren in Edwardsville, Alton or Collinsville.

“I strongly urge my colleagues in the Illinois House to override the governor’s veto, to provide stability for our schools and allow them to keep their doors open this school year.”

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