Republican Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is gearing up to release an education reform agenda for the state.
"We're actually working on big, big reforms on education. We haven't announced 'em yet, because they're all being formulated. And it's in process. In the coming months, we're going to see some big announcements on things we're going to do to improve education," Rauner said, reported Illinois Public Radio's Amanda Vinicky.
Rauner, a charter school proponent, is currently at odds with Democratic lawmakers over the state budget and pro-business, union-weakening proposals on his "turnaround agenda."
Illinois has been without a budget since the start of the 2016 fiscal year on July 1.
Back in June, Rauner vetoed most of the budget passed by Democratic lawmakers, including funding for higher education, due to the spending plan's $4 billion shortfall. He did, however, sign a budget bill for K-12 and early childhood education.