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Senate overrides Rauner’s veto of school-funding bill

On a mostly party line vote, the Illinois Senate Sunday rejected changes made by Gov. Bruce Rauner to a school funding reform bill.
Only one Republican, Sen. Sam McCann of Plainview, joined with 37 Democrats in voting to override Rauner’s amendatory veto of Senate Bill 1. The vote was 38-19.
The bill now heads to the House, where it faces an uncertain future. It will take at least four Republican votes in that chamber, along with all 67 Democrats, to override Rauner’s amendatory veto.
If the House fails to override the veto, the bill will die and there will be no mechanism in place to get general state aid money to schools this year.
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