Rauner repositions on school funding formula with new panel
from Chicago Tribune
Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner tried to hit the reset button on a bruising battle over the state funding formula for elementary and secondary schools, tasking a commission of lawmakers and policy advisers with a Feb. 1 deadline to propose ideas for changing the system. The move comes after Rauner spent the better part of this year resisting calls for an immediate change to the formula while he sought to keep schools afloat financially this fall and leave for another day the politically fraught issue of how state tax dollars are doled out.
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