(CBS) — Governor Bruce Rauner is pushing what he says is a new compromise designed to freeze property taxes, fund the schools and help resolve the state budget crisis, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Governor Rauner says his latest plan would freeze property taxes statewide for two years. It doesn’t include term limits or voter redistricting but he says it does help Chicago Public Schools.
“We are willing right immediately now to have the state start to pay the normal pension cost and healthcare cost for their teachers going forward just as the state does for every other school district,” Rauner said. “We’re not asking the city, Chicago Public Schools to reduce the special block grant that they get that is over $600 million.”