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FILE – In this Dec. 2, 2015, file photo, Illinois state Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie, D-Chicago, speaks on the House floor at the Capitol in Springfield, Ill. Finding an adequate and equitable school funding system has legislation stalled. Currie, chairwoman of the House education task force, said finding new revenue is a challenging part of the issue. She also said proposals need to address adequacy as well as equity. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File) ORG XMIT: ILSP302

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