Andy ManarTying a property tax freeze with school funding reform failed in the Illinois Senate this week.  The bill would have frozen property taxes for two years, and set up a special committee to come up with a new formula for distributing state education dollars.

Opponents feel it would hurt suburban districts, but State Senator Andy Manar (D - Bunker Hill) says these same fears were expressed with other funding formula proposals. 

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The bill would end the current education funding formula after the two-year period.  It needed a supermajority, but fell short of passage by just a few votes.


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