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The Illinois legislature may soon take action and send Senate Bill 1 to Governor Rauner. SB1 is a sweeping education reform measure which includes $215 million to cover the “normal cost” for Chicago Public School teachers’ pensions starting in Fiscal Year 2017. The State provides this funding for every other school district in the State of Illinois. The Governor has threatened to use a line item veto to eliminate CTPF’s funding from this bill, branding the money as a “bailout.” ...
Senate Bill 1570 is currently making its way through the Illinois Legislature. The Chicago Teachers' Pension Fund (CTPF) opposes this legislation which would change the reporting requirements for charter schools, and force CTPF to forgive penalties imposed on schools which did not follow the law.