Senator Van Pelt speaks during committeeSPRINGFIELD – Senator Patricia Van Pelt (D-Chicago) issued the following statement in response to the Senate’s vote to override the governor’s amendatory veto of Senate Bill 1:

“Today, the Illinois Senate voted once again to fix Illinois’ worst-in-the-nation school funding formula by enacting a school funding model that provides fair and equitable funding for all Illinois schools.

“Under the governor’s amendatory veto, Chicago Public Schools would lose hundreds of millions of dollars. The governor has spent months pitting Chicago against downstate for his political gain, and now he’s trying to harm Chicago’s children by taking away funding for their schools. It’s absolutely unacceptable.

“Senate Bill 1 is the only plan that ensures no schools in Illinois lose funding. I am proud to vote to override the governor’s harmful amendatory veto. It’s the best thing for all Illinois children. I hope the House is able to do the same.”  


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