Illinois education funding â€“ from pre-school through college graduation â€“ is in place, thanks to three bills Gov. Pat Quinn signed this (Thursday) afternoon.
â€śIn this budget, it’s pretty much a flat budget with respect to investing in education,â€ť said the governor. â€śWe’re lucky to have that, frankly,â€ť said Quinn.
He used the opportunity to rail about the legislatureâ€™s lack of action on pensions, as a conference committee charged with finding a compromise met at the same time, a short distance away.
â€śI still feel â€“ I think the people feel â€“ we can do better. With pension reform, we will have more money for our children,â€ť he said.
The education funding measures the governor signed are H.B. 208, S.B. 2555 and S.B. 2556. The fiscal year begins Monday.