Friday, 24 March, 2017

CPS sues governor for equal funding

Chicago Public Schools CEO Forrest Claypool has been feuding with Gov. Bruce Rauner over school funding. | File Chicago Public Schools CEO Forrest Claypool has been feuding with Gov. Bruce Rauner over school funding. | File
Mike Hodges | 17 February, 2017, 10:42

The Illinois Senate Republicans will be issuing a response on Wednesday afternoon to Governor Bruce Rauner's budget address.

"Bruce Rauner and the state of IL are responsible for an insidious system of racial discrimination which will affect the futures of our children because they receive less than white children in the rest of IL", said Claypool.

The Republican gave his third budget address Wednesday and called for a "hard cap" on spending to force frugality.

The lawsuit comes on the heels of a recent attempt to revamp the way IL funds schools and the willingness by state Senate leaders to include a new funding formula in a bill package to end the state's almost 20-month budget impasse.

Rep. Swanson also said changes may be needed to state employee health care programs. The governor is using this injunction to avoid following the Constitution and enacting a budget, irreparably harming the people of IL.

"The state treats CPS's schoolchildren, who are predominantly African American and Hispanic, as second-class children, relegated to the back of the state's education funding school bus", the lawsuit states. "But a balanced budget, for the sake of just having a balanced budget, is not enough".

But there's little agreement on how to overhaul it and the almost two-year state budget impasse has overshadowed other issues at the Capitol.

The district has struggled with budget deficits for years, reaching $1.1 billion in Fiscal Year 2016.

Instead, he said, he said he supported another bill, HB2803, which would ensure workers continue to get paid and "not be pawns in political games".

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Among his conditions: a permanent freeze on property taxes statewide, no sales tax on food and drugs, no tax on retirement income, term limits and changes to workers'-compensation rules.

The suit also alleges that the state's low funding levels require the district to divert a disproportionate amount of its budget to employee pensions. Lawmakers have attempted for years to reduce pension benefits.

He said passing an income tax increase without a complementary property tax freeze would be unfair to state taxpayers.

"We're pleased our hard-working state employees, who show up to work every day on behalf of the people of IL, will continue to be paid", said General Counsel Dennis Murashko.

After turning briefly to Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan, Rauner said Madigan had quipped: "It's the Russians".

The cycle of borrowing money and high government spending is a reason for the state's unbalanced budget, he said.

Madigan claimed Democrats in Springfield are "proposing a new path forward" and want to work with Rauner to pass a full-year balanced budget that addresses "the needs of middle class and struggling families, cares for the elderly, invests in our schools, and keeps our communities safe".

The suit asks the court to declare the state's budget unlawful and prevent officials from "distributing state funds to any person or entity within the state in a manner that discriminates against plaintiffs".

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