Illinois lawmakers have missed their own self-imposed state budget deadline. Democratic leaders set an adjournment day last week, but a spending plan has yet to emerge. House republicans, who say they have been left out of negotiations, want a seat at the table. Representative Norine Hammond of Macomb:
“Our asks are simple. We want no new spending. We want to pay our bills on time and to support good fiscal measures and continue to fund the Rainy Day Fund. We can get there, but only with true genuine bipartisanship.”
Both the house and senate are scheduled to return to Springfield on Wednesday.
***Courtesy of the Illinois Department of Central Management Services***