Bruce Rauner Threatens Special Session on School Funding Plan He Doesn’t Understand
Chicago, IL — As Bruce Rauner threatens to call a special session on education funding today, it is important to recognize that Rauner clearly doesn’t understand what’s in his own plan.
Rauner is committed to amendatory vetoing SB 1, even creating a web page with unverified numbers to spread his misinformation. But when pressed by reporters as to why he is doing this or where his numbers came from, Rauner had no answers. Rauner refused to provide a yes or no as to whether the Illinois State Board of Education even scored his plan, saying his numbers came from, “our administration in conjunction with, uh, our legislators and in conjunction with, uh, school officials.” Really convincing.
“Bruce Rauner is ready to call a special session and potentially shut down Illinois schools to force an education funding plan he doesn’t even understand,” said Pritzker campaign spokeswoman Jordan Abudayyeh. “This shoot first ask questions later strategy is evidence of a failed governor and his new radical staff, desperate for a political victory no matter how many schools and children get hurt in the process."