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Illinois House rejects school funding formula bill
August 28, 2017 / 10:38 PM / in 4 months

Illinois House rejects school funding formula bill

CHICAGO, Aug 28 (Reuters) - The Illinois House on Monday soundly defeated a bipartisan bill creating a new education funding formula that the state needs to send $6.7 billion to its 852 school districts.

The 46-61 vote on the bill negotiated by the General Assembly’s four legislative leaders came after some lawmakers took issue with the inclusion of a tax credit program to fund scholarships at private schools that would cost the cash-strapped state $75 million a year. (Reporting by Dave McKinney and Karen Pierog; Editing by Matthew Lewis)

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