Governor Rauner Signs $600 Million Emergency Education Aid Bill

Governor Bruce Rauner signed SB 2059 today and issued the following statement:

“This legislation doesn't solve our budget crisis or help our economy grow, but it does represent a first step toward compromise between Democrats and Republicans. Now is the time to build on this bipartisan momentum and focus on enacting a truly balanced budget for Fiscal Years 2016-2017 alongside meaningful reforms that create jobs and free up resources for education, social services and infrastructure.”