More changes are in the works on a bill that would change the funding formula for public schools in the state.  One change adopted Thursday in an Illinois Senate committee would be a $1,000 cap on the loss that a school district would have, per student.  Overall, the bill is meant to distribute state aid in a way that benefits impoverished school districts the most.

The sponsor, State Sen. Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill), says it doesn’t make sense that Republicans wouldn’t support his plan that would help many Southern Illinois school districts.   About the opposition:

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The amendments passed out of committee.

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