Illinois Schools Are Likely To Miss Another Payment, Comptroller Says

Aug 17, 2017

Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza said it's likely she will have to skip another payment to the state’s public school districts as the result of a political fight between Democrats in the legislature and Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner.

Credit Brian Mackey/Illinois Public Radio

Mendoza said schools are expecting another payment from the state on Sunday.

"Every single child across the state of Illinois is being attacked right now because of nonsensical politics at play from Governor Rauner," Mendoza said.

Schools are not receiving state money while elected officials debate how best to distribute state money.

Mendoza said she hopes the House overrides Rauner’s partial veto of a school funding measure.

But Republicans say the Democrats don’t have enough votes to override.