State Week: Despite Budget Veto, Rauner Presses For School Money

Jul 21, 2017

Gov. Bruce Rauner has demanded Democrats send him school funding legislation, threatening to call a special session if they don't. The governor has sought to pit Downstate school school districts — and local legislators — against Chicago Public Schools.

Meanwhile, Rauner continued replacing top staff with people from a libertarian advocacy organization.

Sean Crawford hosts with regular panelist Brian Mackey and guests Kent Redfield, an emeritus professor of political science at the University of Illinois Springfield, and Matt Dietrich of the Better Government Association.

As someone who values being knowledgeable about Illinois, please support this public radio station by clicking on the, "Donate" button at the top of this page.  If you're already a supporter, thank you!