#3203 - Governor Bruce Rauner’s Budget Message

Illinois Lawmakers provided live statewide coverage of Republican Governor Bruce Rauner’s third annual Budget Message to a joint session of the Illinois General Assembly on Wednesday, February, 15 on Illinois Public Television and Radio.

Hosted by Jak Tichenor, interim director of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at SIU Carbondale, Capitolfax.com publisher Rich Miller and WTTW Chicago Tonight correspondent Amanda Vinicky provided reaction to the Governor’s first public feedback on the Senate’s bipartisan “Grand Bargain” package of revenues and reforms aimed at ending the state’s 20-month old budget crisis.

House Majority Conference Chairperson Greg Harris (D) Chicago, Senate President Pro Tempore Don Harmon (D) Oak Park, Deputy Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady of Bloomington, and House Republican Leader Jim Durkin provided bipartisan reaction to the Governor’s speech.

Illinois Lawmakers is a production of WSIU Public Broadcasting-Carbondale, WTVP-TV, Peoria, and Illinois Public Media, Urbana-Champaign.

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