SPRINGFIELD – The Senate’s bipartisan override of Gov. Rauner’s veto moves Illinois one step closer to a needed overhaul of how public schools are funded. That override effort now moves to the Illinois House.

Illinois Senate President John Cullerton issued the following statement after the successful Senate vote:

“Our students, parents, teachers and taxpayers have waited too long for a needed overhaul of how the state funds public schools. With this bipartisan vote, the Senate moved our state one step closer to getting rid of the worst funding system in the nation. I hope the House will be able to do the same and finally bring the reform Illinois public schools need.”