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Rauner says agreement nearly reached on stopgap budget, but won't support CPS "bailout"

Kevin HoffmanReboot Illinois

Jun 27, 2016

Gov. Bruce Rauner on Monday said an agreement nearly has been reached on a stopgap budget bill, but that talks with Democratic legislative leaders over a separate education funding bill remain far apart.

Speaking at a Statehouse press conference, Rauner said Senate President John Cullerton and House Speaker Michael Madigan are “threatening” to hold up Republicans leaders’ stopgap budget and K-12 education funding bills unless the school funding formula changes, which Rauner and GOP lawmakers repeatedly have called a bailout for Chicago Public Schools.

“People across the state should not be held up…

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