State Senator Mattie Hunter (D- Chicago) released the following statement after voting down Senate Bill 1947, a school funding reform measure:

“On its own, I’m not in favor of a voucher program.  It’s a $75 million pilot program that should not have been included in this package.

It’s unfortunate that the Governor and his allies chose to play politics by not signing on to the original legislation that would have fairly funded our public schools.

The Governor has pitted Chicago students against downstate and suburban kids, now private schools against public schools. I chose to stand against his tactics.”

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