The Illinois General Assembly may be in for a long, hot summer after the Democratic majorities in the House and Senate advance their own version of a $36.3-billion budget for FY 2016 after rejecting Governor Bruce Rauner’s Illinois Turnaround Agenda.
House Democrats are preparing to run their own budget proposal before May 31st while Governor Bruce Rauner is warning lawmakers can expect to be in Springfield for an extra long session if they don’t agree to his pro-business agenda before trying to raise taxes.
Last week’s Illinois Supreme Court decision striking down the state’s 2013 pension reform law has lawmakers and Governor Bruce Rauner scrambling to find ways to deal with the state’s $100-billion unfunded public pension liability
On this week’s Illinois Lawmakers we will talk about the Illinois State Budget, the Governors Turnaround Agenda, and the Casino Expansion Bill.
Illinois Lawmakers begins its weekly coverage of the final month of the spring session this week by focusing on negotiations to plug a six billion dollar hole in next year’s state budget and Governor Bruce Rauner’s Illinois Turnaround Agenda that he wants passed before any talk of raising taxes.