Deadlines come and go at the Statehouse and this year seems to be no different.
For all the talk about a grand bargain being struck by working groups of rank and file lawmaker’s the outlook isn’t so good as the clock ticks towards midnight. House Minority Leader Jim Durkin feels that House Democrats don’t have much interest in working out a compromise.
The compromise includes passing some of Governor Bruce Rauner’s turn around agenda items. Republican’s believe that those items are critical to improving the state Democrats feel that they will hurt middle class workers and damage workers rights.