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SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Emil Jones III (D-Chicago) issued the following statement after voting to override the governor’s amendatory veto of Senate Bill 1, an evidence-based school funding reform measure:

“Our governor’s attempt at holding our children’s education hostage is just another political ploy.”

The governor’s plan would strike close to $500 million away from in Chicago Public Schools.

“I voted in support of evening the playing field and delivering a quality education to youth throughout Chicago, as well as the rest of the state.”

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