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Another Try for School Funding Change

Springfield, IL – Illinois State Senator Rick Winkel of Champaign plans to revise and re-introduce a plan to change how schools are funded. Winkel says efforts came to a sudden halt this session. However, he's working to revise the proposal and place greater emphasis on including property tax relief. He says this proposal is more similar to one former Governor Jim Edgar proposed in the 90s. Winkel believes he can hold committee hearings during the summer and have a bill ready for introduction this fall.