Quinn says he wants a budget that properly funds Illinois schools, as Democratic leaders continue their push to extend a temporary income tax increase.
A bill that could change the way ballots are cast, awaits one more Senate vote before moving to the house.
The bill Thursday includes money to keep Normandy School District afloat.
Missouri House committee endorses funding increase for public schools.
A Missouri House bill would require the state lottery to create a separate lottery ticket to fund veterans’ programs.
Illinois State Board of Education approved a budget request it will send to lawmakers and the governor that asks for education to represent one third of the total state budget.
The Sandy Hook shootings not only sparked debates about gun control and school security, but also put the spotlight on mental health.
The Democratic governor wants to fully fund Missouri’s school formula by the time he leaves office in January 2017.
Missouri’s current budget provides almost $3.1 billion in basic aid to elementary and secondary schools.
Gov. Jay Nixon says he’ll propose “substantially” higher funding for Missouri’s public colleges and universities next year while also boosting resources for financial aid and scholarships.