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By SOPHIA TAREENAssociated Press

CHICAGO (AP) - Illinois may have ended its historic budget impasse, but the Capitol finds itself stuck in political gridlock again, this time over school funding.

The Democratic-led Legislature and Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner are at odds over a proposal that would alter how Illinois distributes school money.

Legislators approved a required plan that re-writes the funding formula, but Rauner opposes it and says he'll send it back with changes. Democrats are unsure if they have the votes to override him and are using a procedural hold to keep it off Rauner's desk, at least until Monday.

In the meantime, Rauner has convened a costly special session, but no one has budged in the first few days. With the bill's fate undetermined, it's unclear when, or if, schools will get funding.Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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