Thursday, June 1, 2017

Session Ends With no No State Budget Agreement

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner says it's inexcusable that state lawmakers are heading home for the summer.

Rauner blasted Democratic leaders in the Illinois House yesterday, just hours before lawmakers left town without voting on a state budget.

 The governor said he's willing to keep talking, but says any budget that he signs must have a permanent, meaningful property tax freeze. Illinois hasn't had a budget in more than two years.

Illinois House Speaker says it's not that lawmakers are leaving the Capitol without a budget. Mike Madigan yesterday said lawmakers are simply preparing for a 'continuous session.' Madigan dismissed lawmakers last night without voting on a state budget.

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