CPS gets the same funding from the state that was allocated under SB1 with the pension portion moved to different part of law. Given that the Governor spent the better part of a month railing against SB1 as a CPS bailout, it is difficult to understand why the compromise should not be characterized as a bailout for CPS in exchange for $75 million in tax credits for private school scholarships.
Rauner supporters I hope you realize how much Rauner controls you. He screams Chicago bailout to get you up in arms then he later agrees to a Chicago bailout in exchange of helping rich people get tax credits.
Once again the bus doesn’t travel where this guy lives. He had an outrageous amount of time to become aquainted with the entire bill. I guess he can’t be bothered to both read it, and sign it. Bruce you better get some real help, or you are toast.
PhD, by moving the CPS component to the pension law from the school law section, it means CPS is likely to qualify for about $7 million more in school funding. So Rauner and the Republicans held out until CPS got more.
Bless their hearts. They really do care.
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This is a fatal flaw in Rauner’s strategy when campaigning closely intersects with governing. Up until recently Rauner has been talking a lot about things like the “Chicago bailout”. Of course until recently nothing was happening. There was no budget, bills weren’t being paid, and there was no looming threat of schools closing. All the while Rauner kept messaging in lieu of governing.
Usually the campaign rhetoric isn’t constant. It happens during the election cycle and then dies down once governing commences. But that’s not Rauner’s style. So he’s not contradicting things he said a few years ago, he’s contradicting things he said a few days ago. That’s a lot harder to explain.