Illinois Republicans are pushing for a new program similar to school vouchers as part of negotiations over the education funding formula.
The impasse over school funding is jeopardizing nearly all state money for K-12 schools. Negotiations are continuing after Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed portions of the bill. But Republican State Sen. Jason Barickman accused Democrats of changing their position.
"We keep hearing from Democrats that 'We’re close, we’re close, we’re close,'" he said, "when in fact they’ve never put a firm stake in the ground, something that we could accept."