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Rauner announces compromise on school tax-credit program

January 29, 2018

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner has announced a compromise on a school-funding issue which has held up implementation of a historic funding overhaul.

The Republican announced Friday a plan that will speed up state recognition of non-public schools wanting to participate in a tax-credit program.

Rauner says a streamlined reporting process will allow the newly recognized schools to accept students from low- and middle-income families who want a better fit for their education and receive a tax credit for it.

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