Goldberg says Rauner would sign a stand-alone K-12 funding bill
Thursday, Apr 27, 2017
* Sen. Andy Manar asked the governor’s chief of staff Richard Goldberg during a hearing this morning whether Gov. Rauner would sign a K-12 funding bill in absence of a full budget.
“I don’t think that we should be considering hypotheticals,” with several weeks to go before the end of the spring session, Goldberg said.
However, Goldberg went on to say that he believes “K-12 education, ensuring that schools open in the fall will absolutely be a top priority for him,” as it has in the past.
Yet, the governor won’t agree to fund other programs without a full budget, including the House’s stopgap proposal which uses money from designated social service and higher education funds that is currently piling up in bank accounts collecting dust.