Gov. Bruce Rauner will not call lawmakers into special session, despite more criticism of House Speaker Mike Madigan.
Gov. Rauner made that announcement in a midday press conference on Wednesday, a day when the House cancelled a plan session.
Rauner says a special session would be a waste of time as he says Madigan has made it clear he does not want to vote on any bills now.
Rauner went on to accuse Madigan of undermining budget negotiations involving rank and file lawmakers.
Meanwhile, Madigan released a statement. "While Governor Rauner continues his campaign-style tour, laden with personal attacks against those with whom he says he wants to work cooperatively, we remain committed to finding a solution to the state budget crisis, including a temporary budget to ensure schools open on time."