Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner’s office told lawmakers that he plans to veto a nearly $4 billion spending bill awaiting a House vote. The bill would provide funds for breast cancer screenings, autism services, lottery payouts and more while lawmakers try to hash out a budget.
It was passed earlier this month by the Senate and could see a vote in the House later this week. Rauner Deputy Chief of Staff Rich Goldberg calls the measure a “piecemeal attempt” to pass an unbalanced budget. Democrats called the Senate Bill 2046 necessary legislation to make sure the state’s most vulnerable don't get hurt while they try to find common ground with the Republican governor. Illinois has now gone almost 12 weeks without a budget.