The state has a budget – now on to the elections! Any goodwill created by two sides coming together for near unanimous support for the stop gap spending plan will evaporate quickly in the contentious General Assembly. It might have already happened. Once all the votes were counted Speaker of the House Mike Madigan says that it’s the budget and only the budget that should be focus of lawmakers.
Madigan was clearly sending the message that he still isn’t willing to consider the Governor’s turn around agenda items. Election Day is 130 days away.