A lack of Republican support doomed the effort that the Illinois Senate had called their grand bargain. On Wednesday as votes were set to be taken it became apparent to Senate Democrats that they had seen a large portion, if not all, of their Republican support disappear. Senate President John Cullerton blames the Governor for getting involved. Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno is on the optimistic side and thinks the effort hasn’t gone to waste.
The Governors staff says there is still more to be done to get the set of bills to be best thing moving forward for the state.