Gov. Rauner Threatens Special Session To Decide Education Funding

Jul 21, 2017

Governor Bruce Rauner is threatening a special session if lawmakers don't send him the education funding reform bill they passed.

The measure is sitting in the Senate and Governor Rauner says lawmakers have until noon on Monday to advance it.

"Get the funding bill to my desk. Do your jobs. Don't sit on it. Don't hide it. Get it to my desk, let me fix it and then vote to support my amendatory veto so schools can open on time with the proper amount of money."

The governor says he will veto money in the bill for Chicago's teacher pension system, leaving more money for schools statewide.

He asks lawmakers to support that move and says if he doesn't get the funding reform bill by his Monday deadline, he will call a special session to address the issue.