Illinois House to consider governor's school-funding changes

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill., (AP) -- The Illinois House plans on gathering support for Governor Bruce Rauner's school funding legislation changes that he made with an amendatory veto.

There will be no immediate vote on overriding the veto. Instead, Democrats will consider a new bill that incorporates the Republican governor's changes. The chances for this bill passing in the House are slim.

The original legislation would revamp the way public schools receive funds. The new plan proposes that schools do not receive less money next year than they do this year. Any additional money would be distributed to the neediest districts first.

Rauner's veto significantly changed that plan.

If the House doesn't approve the new compromise bill, it has until August 29th to override Rauner's veto. The Senate voted to voerride the veto on Sunday.