School Funding Reform: House Members Talk About Dramatic Vote

It took three roll call votes Monday before an education funding measure passed in the Illinois House. In the end, there was still division on both sides of the aisle over whether education funding in Illinois is finally on the right track, or if the new law is one the state just cannot afford.

Joining us to explain why they voted as they did:

State Rep. Will Davis (D-East Hazel Crest) who chairs the Elementary and Secondary Education Appropriations Committee and worked on the governor's School Funding Reform Commission. He was a yes vote.

State Rep. Bob Pritchard (R-Sycamore), the ranking Republican on the Elementary and Secondary Education Appropriations Committee who also sat on the School Funding Reform Commission. He was a yes vote.

State Rep. David Harris (R- Arlington Heights) who voted no.

State Rep. Will Guzzardi (D-Chicago) who voted no.


Related stories:

‘Historic’ Education Funding Bill Heads to Gov. Rauner

Aug. 29: The Illinois Senate has passed a new education funding measure that Gov. Bruce Rauner said he will sign into law.


Illinois House Passes ‘Historic’ Education Funding Bill

Aug. 28: A day of drama in the Illinois House ended Monday night with a passage of bipartisan education funding legislation that Gov. Bruce Rauner said he will “quickly” sign into law should the Senate pass the package on Tuesday.


Rauner Shakes Off Staff in Latest Upheaval

Aug. 24: Gov. Bruce Rauner may say a controversial cartoon published by the Illinois Policy Institute has nothing to do with him, but his response may have led to another staff shake-up.