The governor has promised not to sign a temporary budget, and the Illinois House may well give him a chance to make good on his word today.
A $2.3 billion, one-month budget, which has already passed the Senate, is being derided as simply one-twelfth of the Democratic-passed spending plan the governor has already vetoed; a budget which is $4 billion out of balance.
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“The idea that the bill would put the budget for Fiscal Year 2016 out of whack is totally wrong,” said House Majority Leader Barbara Flynn Currie (D-Chicago), presenting the bill in committee. “It funds a very small portion of state services; not all of the services and the operations of state government. To call it what it isn't does not help the discourse.”
The fiscal year began July 1 with no new budget.
SB 2040 has passed the House Executive Committee.
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