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Jacksonville School District 117 Superintendent Steve Ptacek, via Twitter

Ptacek: District 117 WILL Open on Time for ’17 School Year… But That Could Change.

As school districts around Illinois remain in limbo due to the ongoing budget impasse between Governor Bruce Rauner and Democratic leaders in the legislature, Jacksonville Public Schools Superintendent Steve Ptacek says his district will open on time and as scheduled in August.

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Madigan Cancels Scheduled Session Day… Again

The General Assembly was supposed to have been in “continuous session” for the month of June, but it has yet to meet in Springfield.

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Rauner Vetoes Binding Arbitration Bill for 2nd Time

Governor Bruce Rauner’s office this afternoon announced that he has vetoed a bill that would call for binding arbitration in the event of impasse between the administration and State of Illinois employee unions.

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Rauner: I’ll Pay for Special Session

Governor Bruce Rauner took an unprecedented step in Illinois politics on Wednesday by announcing that he was considering paying for a special session of the General Assembly, should one become necessary to solve the state’s budget impasse.

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Rauner Administration Claims Madigan Amendment to “Pass Through” Bill is a “Poison Pill”

House Speaker Mike Madigan has added what Governor Bruce Rauner’s office calls a “poison pill” to a bill that would disburse almost $5B in federal money during the budget impasse.

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