House vote on Rauner school veto defeated

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois House has soundly rejected Gov. Bruce Rauner's plan for a new public-school funding method.
The House voted 0-60 Wednesday on legislation that encompasses the changes the Republican governor made in an amendatory veto. Rauner vetoed a school-funding model he says unfairly favors Chicago schools and hinders state funding flexibility.The Senate voted to override the veto on Sunday. An override is less certain in the House. So Democratic Rep. Will Davis of Homewood put Rauner's veto language into a new bill to gauge support.

Republicans called the vote a sham because of the lack of override support. There were 33 "present" votes.

The defeat of the amended legislation still leaves the possibility of House override. The deadline is Aug. 29.

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