Lightfoot dismissed questions about ability to afford new CTU contract if economy tanked. Then COVID

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Chicago Tribune

Jul 2, 12:00 AM

Lightfoot dismissed questions about ability to afford new CTU contract if economy tanked. Then COVID-19 hit, damaging CPS budget for years.

There are short-term problems: The state, which has its own financial woes, did not include extra education funding in its new budget that CPS was counting on to help pay for the teacher contract. And property tax collections the district is heavily relying on could decline because people and businesses might not have the wherewithal to pay their bills.

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