On Wednesday the Governor presented ideas about what could comprise a budget in the coming year, but a leading House Democrat says he’s hasn’t seen a current budget book. Greg Harris the Dem’s top budget man says a 198 years of standard budget making process in Illinois has gone out the window with Bruce Rauner. And so the state slogs into another year without a comprehensive spending plan. The Gov has maintained he has little interest in signing a stop-gap spending bill but Harris says it should be considered to keep critical state operations and services running.
Harris says he remains hopeful about what he may see in the senate’s package of budget bills once they reach the house.