It finally appears that the state will have a budget that will get the signature of the Governor after years of no budgets or veto overrides to get the job done. The house approved a $38.5 billion spending plan. Included are increases in higher and K-12 education spending, but no new tax increases. The bipartisan plan came together the right way says House Minority Leader, Republican Jim Durkin.
Republican Governor Bruce Rauner says he will sign the budget, something he has never done for a full fiscal year in his first three and half years in office.