No signs of a compromise or grand bargin to be had at the capitol on Wednesday night.
The Illinois House, lead by a large number of Democrats, passed a nearly $40 billion state budget. The plan is the Speakers, Michael Madigan created the 500 page budget and Democrats say that they had to do something because the Governor isn’t doing anything. Needless to say the plan received no votes from Republicans but plenty of their scorn.
House Minority Leader Jim Durkin says the plan moves forward with spending $7 billion more than state revenues and ignores all the work that rank and file lawmakers have put in.
The budget has to be passed by the Senate, but the Governor has already indicated that he will veto the measure.