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Gov. Rauner signs education bill

ILLINOIS (KFVS) -

Governor Bruce Rauner signed House Bill 3763 on Wednesday, June 24 making appropriations for General State Aid, Early Childhood Education, Bi-lingual Education and the Teachers' Retirement System.

While the legislature's bill does not increase education spending by as much as the governor's proposal, it does increase K-12 education spending by $244 million and early childhood education funding by $25 million.

As part of his budget plan, the governor proposed increasing K-12 education by $312 million and early childhood by $32 million.

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