The Illinois State Senate voted Tuesday on a 13 bill budget package, commonly referred to as the “Grand Bargain”. Five of those measures passed, and one failed, although the sponsor used a parliamentary maneuver that will allow the bill to be brought back to the legislation for consideration later this week.
State Senator Chapin Rose spoke with the Senate Press Office following the session, and said the package needs to be looked at in it’s entirety.
Even should this “Grand Bargain” pass through the senate, it would still need to pass through the House before the governor would have a chance to sign or veto the package. Senator Rose had questions on whether or not the bills would pass in the house.