Wednesday, November 16, 2016
State Budget Prospects Dim
Legislative leaders are putting their heads together again in Springfield but chances for a compromise budget don't appear good. The sticking point is the same as it was before the election -- Governor Rauner's insistence that a budget include at least some of his pro-business, anti-union reforms, ideas House Speaker Mike Madigan calls extreme. Madigan suggests another stopgap budget, but Republican leaders Christine Radogno and Jim Durkin are refusing more short-term solutions. The current stopgap expires at the end of the year.