Springfield –State Sen. Jason Barickman (R-Bloomington) released the following statement after Senate Amendment #1 was filed to Senate Bill 1.
“Working to develop a bipartisan, bicameral solution to our broken school funding formula has been a long and arduous process. I am cautiously optimistic this amendment is another step forward in our combined efforts. Senator Manar and I have recently worked through a number of complicated issues to address the inequities in our current formula. I look forward to a thorough review and vetting in the Senate. In the end, I’m hopeful the General Assembly will advance a modern, streamlined and efficient school funding system to the Governor’s desk for final review.”