Lawmakers unable to agree on education funding

Published 05/23 2014 10:16AM

Updated 05/23 2014 10:22AM

ILLINOIS -- Lawmakers hit another bump as they work on how to pay for schools. Republicans want the education formula fully funded before passing the proposed law. The formula is a combination of state money and money from property taxes. They say it makes no sense to change the current formula if the state isn't even paying its fair share now.

Opposing members say they should have acted months ago calling it "too little, too late." A bill by Senator Andy Manar (D) requires the state to provide 92% of school funding based on the district's need. Republicans say, despite the negative feedback, their proposal is meant to work with Manar's plan.

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