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IFT statement on today's override of Rauner's budget veto

7/06/2017

WESTMONT, IL – Today, IFT President Dan Montgomery released the following statement in response to the latest action in Springfield:

After two years of crisis and as we sat on the brink of collapse, one thing became very clear this week. If Governor Rauner refuses to do his job and serve this state, a bipartisan group of legislators will do it for him.
We want to thank House and Senate lawmakers from both sides of the aisle who voted to support this path forward. This is what governing looks like. We hope this budget can start to undo the serious harm Bruce Rauner has done to this state, especially our public colleges and universities and all those who have lost services because of Rauner's commitment to crisis. We still have challenges ahead, but I'm hopeful we can work together for our common purpose: the people of Illinois.

The Illinois Federation of Teachers represents 103,000 teachers and paraprofessionals in PreK-12 school districts throughout Illinois, faculty and staff at Illinois’ community colleges and universities, public employees under every statewide elected constitutional officer, and retirees.

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