Illinois State Capitol, Rae Hodge

On this week’s Aldercast from The Daily Line, Springfield editor Rae Hodge interviews State Sen. Sam McCann, the sole Republican vote to override Gov. Bruce Rauner’s amendatory veto on SB1, the school funding bill. McCann said while SB1 isn’t perfect, Rauner’s veto would send downstate schools off a cliff. During a sit-down, McCann called Rauner’s veto a fairytale and said the governor is being dishonest about what the state can afford.

McCann has a fairly independent reputation, and says he’s getting tired of “bloodthirsty” partisanship and the ideological litmus tests which’ve taken over Republican politics.

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