State Sen. Sue Rezin (R-Morris) issued the following statement in response to Gov. Bruce Rauner issuing an Amendatory Veto of Senate Bill 1, education funding reform:
“I support Governor Rauner’s Amendatory Veto of Senate Bill 1. As a result of this action, every school and student in Illinois would be treated fairly and equitably.
“As originally written, Senate Bill 1 diverted millions of dollars to Chicago, at the expense of suburban and downstate schools. If we are serious about treating every student the same and giving every student the same opportunities, his changes to Senate Bill 1 reflect those priorities.
“Under his Amendatory Veto compared to Senate Bill 1 as originally passed, schools in my district would see substantially more new money. For those who say I should support Senate Bill 1 as originally passed, I simply ask how is fighting for more funding for our local schools bad policy?
“I would encourage my legislative colleagues to support the Governor’s action, or work together in good faith to pass a bipartisan compromise, either of which will give parents peace of mind and ensure all schools open time and remain open.”