On June 24, Governor Bruce Rauner signed House Bill 3763, making appropriations for General State Aid, Early Childhood Education, Bi-lingual Education and the Teachers’ Retirement System.
“I applaud Gov. Rauner’s decision that ensures schools will not be held hostage by the session stalemate. The Governor signed into law an appropriations measure that increases school funding by $264.7 million for the next fiscal year. While most areas of state government can continue without a budget, school funding cannot. This action makes sure that schools will be funded and able to open their doors come August. I continue to advocate for a balanced budget and reforms that improve Illinois’ economic and political climate,” said Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno.
House Bill 3763 increases school funding by $264.7 million more than the Fiscal Year 15 enacted budget, with 92 percent proration.