August 1, 2017

Statement from Mayor Emanuel on Governor Rauner's Veto of SB1

Mayor's Press Office    312.744.3334

“This morning Governor Rauner vetoed SB1, ignoring the needs of Illinois' school children, the desires of school superintendents across the state, the voices of newspaper editorials across the state, and the recommendations of his own education funding commission. His math is fuzzy, his claims have been proven false and the only thing the governor's action advances is his own personal brand of cynical politics. It is well past time for Governor Rauner to stop playing politics with our children’s futures, start demonstrating leadership, and ensure a child's education isn't determined by their zip code or his political whims.”