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How Committed Is Springfield To Improving Our Schools?

Governor Bruce Rauner has issued an amendatory veto to the Democrats' education funding bill, which contains a massive bailout for Chicago Public Schools, and now its back to the General Assembly to decide what to do. On this edition of Illinois Rising, Dan Proft and Pat Hughes talk to State Rep. Jeanne Ives, R-Wheaton, about how the General Assembly might respond to Rauner's veto. They also discuss how Democrats rhetorical support for public schools does not match their personal support. And with the Cook County soda tax now in effect, Proft and Hughes talk to the General Counsel for the Illinois Retail Merchants Association, the organization suing the county over the tax, about how it plans to continue its fight.

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