Special Session started with a thunderclap but ended in dry lightning, as Governor Bruce Rauner demanded education reform bill SB1 be sent to his desk immediately by Senate President John Cullerton, who then spent part of the day explaining why he won’t do so. The delay is likely to last until Monday, when Cullerton says he’ll send Rauner the bill after giving him until Friday to consider a private meeting instead. In an afternoon press conference he offered the following reasons for withholding the bill and not following standard legislative procedure.

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