Legislature Back in Springfield, Budget Options Dwindle
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois lawmakers continue action in Springfield Wednesday with fewer options to break a budget impasse with Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner. Senate Democrats pushed Tuesday to override Rauner's rejection of a $36 billion spending plan...
One-Month Temporary Budget Could Be Voted Upon Today
Dave Dahl -- Illinois Radio Network The governor has promised not to sign a temporary budget, and the Illinois House may well give him a chance to make good on his word today. A $2.3 billion, one-month budget, which has already passed the Senate, is being derided as simply one-twelfth of the Democratic-passed spending plan the governor has already vetoed; a budget which is $4 billion out of balanc
Illinois Democrats Consider 1-Month Budget To Avert Shutdown
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois lawmakers plan to adopt a one-month temporary budget Wednesday to avoid a partial government shutdown on the first day of the fiscal year. House Speaker Michael Madigan plans to shepherd a $2.3 billion plan to provide state police protection, operate veterans homes, provide nutrition for the elderly and more...