The Illinois General Assembly has wrapped up its work for another week in Springfield and there’s still no sign of a budget agreement nearly three weeks into the state’s new fiscal year.
Republican Governor Bruce Rauner and the Democratic majorities in Springfield remained far apart over solving the state’s budget problems when the scheduled May 31st adjournment date passed without agreement.
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.
On this week’s Illinois Lawmakers we will talk about the Illinois State Budget, the Governors Turnaround Agenda, and the Casino Expansion Bill.