Springfield…. State Representative Dave Severin (R-Benton) today released the following statement on the vote of Senate Bill 1947:
“The vote on SB 1947 yesterday was nothing more than political theater and a waste of time. If the Speaker was serious about moving forward on school funding reform, he would have allowed a vote on the motion to override the Governor’s amendatory veto of Senate Bill 1. Instead the Democrats decided to play games and put up a phony school funding bill that they never intended to pass.
“The state is already a week behind in state aid payments to schools and the legislature continues to waste time. It’s time to stop stalling and get to the business of negotiating and compromising. It is the only way we will bring fair and equitable school funding to all Illinois students.”