( KTRS ) Illinois public schools could receive a $700 million increase to battle poverty under a budget plan proposed by the House majority leader.
Democrat Barbara Flynn Currie’s legislation includes more than $5 billion for K-12 education. $700 million of that has been designated for “equity grant” funding. The spending plan would force Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner to make cuts or face schools not opening.
Last year, Rauner signed a separate education bill and vetoed the rest of the budget, creating a deadlock.