Before eventual passage of the measure to plug the one-point-six-billion dollar hole in the current fiscal year, several lawmakers from opposing sides say the fix is a sign of what the two caucuses can achieve for taxpayers. Governor Bruce Rauner wasted no time, and signed the measure into law yesterday and it takes effect immediately.
Republican Senator Christine Radogno says the measures featuring fund sweeps and cuts to pay for things like child care, court reporters and prison guards in the current fiscal year is just a small test of what democrats and republicans can achieve together.
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The next fiscal year begins July 1st and Rauner has proposed a budget that spends over six-billion dollars less than the current fiscal year.