Capitol - Your Illinois News Radar » Governor pressed on whether school funding bill is a Chicago “bailout”
SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Governor pressed on whether school funding bill is a Chicago “bailout”

Wednesday, Aug 30, 2017

* From this morning’s press conference…

* Video

* Related…

* Rauner visits schools to celebrate funding compromise

- Posted by Rich Miller        

  1. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Aug 30, 17 @ 12:41 pm:

    Textbook example of fanning the flames of regionalism and then being forced to account for actions that seem to acquiesce the point.

    Good messaging never surrenders the point embarrassingly for a compromise.

    The reason this hasn’t happened more is that Rauner has refused wins that would acquiesce that Rauner is indeed phony in the end.

    Poor, poor messaging.

    This will be a haunting thing that will follow Rauner in the victory lap travels.


  2. - Upstate - Wednesday, Aug 30, 17 @ 12:42 pm:

    He really doesn’t pay attention to the details, does he?

    All he had to say was that the difference is coming from local taxpayers, not state education funding.

  3. - wordslinger - Wednesday, Aug 30, 17 @ 12:43 pm:

    Seriously, he didn’t know that? It was in the papers and here.

    If that’s the case, it’s a failure on him and BTIA — again.

  4. - Arsenal - Wednesday, Aug 30, 17 @ 12:44 pm:

    Guys, shush until he signs it!

  5. - Keyser Soze - Wednesday, Aug 30, 17 @ 12:45 pm:

    It was the Grand Compromise we had been waiting for.

  6. - PhD - Wednesday, Aug 30, 17 @ 12:49 pm:

    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.

  7. - Big Joe - Wednesday, Aug 30, 17 @ 12:49 pm:

    Just another example why he usually doesn’t allow questions at an appearance. He can’t think on his own.

  8. - Texas Red - Wednesday, Aug 30, 17 @ 12:50 pm:

    I guess there is a textbook example for everything in OW’s book !!

  9. - Real - Wednesday, Aug 30, 17 @ 12:50 pm:

    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.

  10. - Cubs in '16 - Wednesday, Aug 30, 17 @ 12:55 pm:

    It’s hard to say if Rauner’s surprise is due to not knowing or the realization that others also know.

  11. - JC is just saying... - Wednesday, Aug 30, 17 @ 1:03 pm:

    Hey…come on…this is a hard job…how can you expect me to handle questions I’m not prepared for let alone keep track of my flip flops? Snark

  12. - pro - Wednesday, Aug 30, 17 @ 1:08 pm:

    I’m sorry but the “wide eyes” comment is just not professional journalism. Sounds more like a livetweet of the Oscars.

  13. - Ducky LaMoore - Wednesday, Aug 30, 17 @ 1:22 pm:

    When you are a public official… one billion dollars does not buy competence. You can be born with it, or you can will it into reality. But you can’t buy it.

  14. - Retired Educator - Wednesday, Aug 30, 17 @ 1:27 pm:

    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.

  15. - SinkingShip - Wednesday, Aug 30, 17 @ 1:31 pm:

    “Warning! System failure. Raunerbot has encountered an input error. Realanswer.dll not found. Rebooting. Run evasiveanswer.exe.”

  16. - Michelle Flaherty - Wednesday, Aug 30, 17 @ 1:33 pm:

    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.

  17. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Aug 30, 17 @ 1:35 pm:

    “um, yes, great question, um, whatever your name is…by the way, look at this,um, first class libary we got here behind us. Diane and I donated it with no strings attached. Um, there may be some vouchers in there to….haha…, um…..”

  18. - revvedup - Wednesday, Aug 30, 17 @ 1:47 pm:

    @SinkingShip: Great answer! Perhaps we can have his Awareness Module reinitialized. “Downloading awarmod.exe..estimated download time is 1 Eternity”

    I’m not impressed with Gov. R. I mean, did he run his business affairs the same way? Or is he so used to having his minions handle the details that he actually never read the final bill?

  19. - Louis G. Atsaves - Wednesday, Aug 30, 17 @ 1:48 pm:

    Wide eyes? Where?

  20. - Arsenal - Wednesday, Aug 30, 17 @ 1:51 pm:

    ==Wide eyes? Where?==

    Right on Rauner’s face in the above video.

    I mean, I know, Orwell’s “final, most essential command” and all, but sheesh.

  21. - Ahoy! - Wednesday, Aug 30, 17 @ 2:05 pm:

    Those wide eyes are just the equivalent of that one friend that seems to say everything in a way that makes it sound like a question.

  22. - Joe M - Wednesday, Aug 30, 17 @ 2:14 pm:

    I actually watched the video, and believe me, his eyes got very wide after being asked that question.

  23. - Joe M - Wednesday, Aug 30, 17 @ 2:15 pm:

    Rauner had another “wide eye moment” one might say.

  24. - 360 Degree TurnAround - Wednesday, Aug 30, 17 @ 2:19 pm:

    It is good to see Tim Butler there. He voted no on appropriating money for schools this year as well.

  25. - Pundent - Wednesday, Aug 30, 17 @ 2:39 pm:

    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.

  26. - Anon221 - Wednesday, Aug 30, 17 @ 3:00 pm:

    Agree with Arsenal. Don’t give Rauner any ideas to try and mess this up before he signs it. That deer in the headlights look reminded me of the math problem he had with the SB1 AV.

  27. - Former Merit Comp - Wednesday, Aug 30, 17 @ 3:39 pm:

    You can’t even make this stuff up. Wowza! Wonder whose heads will roll with this one!

  28. - don the legend - Wednesday, Aug 30, 17 @ 4:14 pm:

    The guy is a complete disaster. Is it possible that he could be so unaware of his appearing so incompetent?

    How do his supporters continue to defend him?

  29. - TinyDancer(FKASue) - Wednesday, Aug 30, 17 @ 4:50 pm:

    ==CPS gets the same funding from the state that was allocated under SB1 with the pension portion moved to different part of law.==

    Can someone please explain exactly what this means and why the governor wants it.

  30. - TinyDancer(FKASue) - Wednesday, Aug 30, 17 @ 4:55 pm:

    Been reading that CPS pension contribution was written into state’s retirement system instead of the state funding bill.

  31. - Wensicia - Wednesday, Aug 30, 17 @ 5:35 pm:

    Rauner: Um…it’s a compromised bailout. Big difference.

Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.

* McCann tries to turn the Madigan issue back on Rauner
* Rauner says he'll soon announce "several really exciting" results of his trade mission
* Our sorry state
* It's just a bill
* *** UPDATED x2 - Pritzker, Mendoza respond *** Rauner gets it half right while denying all blame
* ¯_(ツ)_/¯
* Question of the day
* Gun dealer licensing bill may reboot
* PPP: Rodney Davis up by only 3, Hultgren ahead by just 4
* Rate the new Sam McCann campaign video
* Way out of context
* Did Tazewell County and Chicago ignore state law?
* Rauner calls legislators "rascals" ahead of budget talks
* *** LIVE *** Session coverage
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's edition of Capitol Fax (use all CAPS in password)
* Yesterday's stories

Visit our advertisers...









* Illinois Senate views marijuana as opioid alter.....
* State-financed workers' comp insurance company .....
* Illinois Governor's race on pace to be most exp.....
* Pritzker Kicks Off Middle Class Tour in Rockford..
* Pritzker in East Moline promoting jobs plan..

* School district sued for sexual abuse by former teacher
* Police suspect Rockford woman killed by ex-boyfriend
* State-financed workers' comp insurance company gets House OK
* US won't step in to stop ex-Lithuanian judge's extradition
* Illinois Senate views marijuana as opioid alternative
* Advocates urge lawmaker curb on Medicaid managed care switch
* Illinois Senate OKs stand-alone bump-stock ban
* Servers allege sexual harassment at Chicago-area restaurant
* Man convicted of killing 5 in 1972 granted parole
* Illinois nurses to complete sexual assault training sooner

* Bill that allows patients to sub opioids for pot clears Senate
* McCann threatens to sue to get Senate staff support
* Bump stock ban passes Illinois Senate
* Statehouse bill would give tax breaks to Illinois construction projects
* AFSCME wants step increases now
* McCann threatens to sue to get staff support
* Bill would give tax breaks to construction projects
* Illinois nurses to complete sexual assault training sooner
* A 48,000 percent return on a painting may be Illinois' best investment
* Schoenburg: Libertarian Kash Jackson wants to protect rights

* WTTW parent picks a new CEO
* The rich are betting on living to 100
* Rauner needs to do more than talk—and veto—on gun violence
* It's a bad time to stop making small cars
* AbbVie must escape the long shadow of Humira's decline

* Illinois Senate OKs stand-alone bump-stock ban
* Dear Abby: Friends want me to date but won’t set me up
* Glen Ellyn man gets 23 years in prison for robbing 7-Eleven store
* Bears draft, Day 2: DE Harold Landry, C James Daniels among best available
* White Sox’ Lucas Giolito gets revenge on ex-Cub Jorge Soler in first win of year
* Man charged with sexually assaulting woman in Lake View apartment building
* Books: Publishers Weekly best sellers for the week ending April 22
* Police investigating woman’s death in Aurora
* Man, 63, reported missing from Gresham
* 2 wounded in Austin shooting

* Asian stocks follow Wall Street higher after strong results
* Kim Jong Un Kim says he and Moon Jae-in are on the starting line of a new Korean history
* Kyle Schwarber home run enough for 1-0 Cubs victory over Brewers
* Roquan Smith says it’s ‘going to be insane’ playing with Leonard Floyd again
* Bears draft linebacker Roquan Smith with eighth pick
* Roquan Smith hoping to find his place in Bears' rich tradition at linebacker
* Defending his record to Congress, EPA chief Pruitt shifts spending blame to staff
* With new allegations against Tom Brokaw, NBC faces skepticism in remedying sexual harassment
* Two shot after string of carjackings on North Side: 'I was shaking so much I could barely stand'
* Smart move, Ryan Pace: Isn't Chicago where the Butkus Award winner belongs?

» April 26, 2018 - Full Show
» Chicago Band The Claudettes' New Album Fueled By New Vocalist
» State And Local Gun Laws; Continuous Struggle Of Public Universities; McDonald’s New Headquarters
» Reporter Finds Carrying A Gun Carries Weighty Responsibility
» Illinois Lawmaker Considers Legislation After Nashville Waffle House Shooting
» Gun Owners Rally In Springfield While Gun Dealer Lincensing Veto Remains
» April 25, 2018 - Full Show
» Illinois State Fairgrounds Named On Endangered Historic Places List
» Food, Agriculture And Politics In The Next Farm Bill; Evangelicalism In The Age of Trump
» A Flexible Schedule Is The Wellness Benefit Workers Want

* Bill that allows patients to sub opioids for pot clears Senate
* McCann threatens to sue to get Senate staff support
* Guest View: Illinois is middle of the pack when it comes to best practices for the opioid epidemic
* Eugene Robinson: Cohen needs to ask himself: Does Trump have my back?
* Thumbs Down: To the same old, same old in Illinois politics
* Michael Gerson: Conservatism's high calling is to humanize change
* Bump stock ban passes Illinois Senate
* Statehouse bill would give tax breaks to Illinois construction projects
* AFSCME wants step increases now
* McCann threatens to sue to get staff support

* Toni' Intravaia
* Boil order lifted in Murphysboro
* Clifton E. Lawrence
* James F. Perrotto
* Oleva L. Dick
* Two employees reinstated by Saline County Board
* Godfrey terror suspect's lawyer seeks 2nd mental fitness evaluation ahead of May trial
* Parkland Softball vs. Rock Valley
* PCHS ROUNDUP: Seniors in spotlight at Dragon Invitational track meet
* Legislation could increase rent for some Decatur public housing residents. Here's why.

* Softball scoreboard: Thursday, April 26 results
* Girls track scoreboard: Thursday, April 26 results
* Girls soccer scoreboard: Thursday, April 26 results
* Girls water polo scoreboard: Thursday, April 26 results
* Girls lacrosse scoreboard: Thursday, April 26 results

* Senators Make Bipartisan Push to Boost Car...
* Letter: Leaders should step up for Earth
* A record number of women are running for o...
* This RSS feed URL is deprecated
* Rep. Randy Hultgren recognizes Loyola men'...
* Capitol - Your Illinois News Radar...
* Parkview students visit Washington D.C. | ...
* Are Illinois Congressmen safe in wake of D...
* US asks China to release 11th Panchen Lama...
* It's official: If you prepaid your propert...

* Jared Kushner Can't Get Lawmakers to Suppo......
* Editorial: Congressional intervention woul......
* User data is valuable — so companies shoul......
* British MPs say they may try to compel Zuc......
* Pompeo confirmed for Secretary of State; D......

* Duckworth comes back to Senate with her ba......
* Senate Narrowly Confirms Mike Pompeo for S......
* Straight, clear thinking from women in pow......
* On Twitter, Hillary Clinton is a 'wife' ab......
* Tammy Duckworth and Working Moms Like Mine...

* Lakeside Center Career & Training Fair at Olive-Harvey College #Ward09
* Stanley Moore: The Reintroduction of Rope a Dope
* Chicago-based Kitchen Toke, the first zine devoted to cooking with weed, preaches the green word
* If you can’t smoke weed right now, you might as well read about it
* Rauner delves into ‘robot’ mode – spewing lines about “Madigan pawns”
* High rents force Wishbone out of its West Loop home after 26 years
* All Chicago Public Libraries To Be Closed On Tuesday, May 1st
* Deep Learning Models That Predict Conflicts In Online Communities
* Instructional design improves engagement in online courses
* Fast track degrees can pay off for students and institutions, but there’s a caveat

* IEMA Highlights Role of Volunteers in Disasters
* Governor Rauner activates State Emergency Operations Center in Springfield
* February Flooding Information
* IEMA Urges People to Prepare for Severe Weather
* Governor issues state disaster proclamation for flooding in Iroquois, Kankakee, Vermilion Counties

* Android 8.0 Oreo update tracker – April 27, 2018
* SwiftKey update lets you customize the toolbar, beta version gets small visual refresh
* Amazon Fire HD 10 going for as low as $100
* LG G7 taller and brighter teaser, Galaxy S9 Active rumors & more – Pocketnow Daily
* Apple may drop 3D-Touch on upcoming entry-level LCD iPhone
* Why running a Medium column will do more for your company than a traditional blog
* Nintendo is releasing a new mobile RPG this summer

* Renteria to miss 3 games for mother's funeral
* White Sox Minor League Update: April 26, 2018
* White Sox go deep five times to topple Royals
* Deep Space Five
* White Sox go deep five times to topple Royals
* South Side Sox Roster Ranking: Round 21
* White Sox go deep five times in six frames

Main Menu
Pundit rankings
Subscriber Content
Blagojevich Trial
Updated Posts

April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004

Blog*Spot Archives
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005


RSS Feed 2.0
Comments RSS 2.0

Hosted by MCS SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax Advertise Here Mobile Version Contact Rich Miller