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  • Senate Democrats introduce bill to plug part of budget hole

    Democrats in the Illinois Senate on Tuesday introduced a plan that would allow special funds to be used to help plug part of a $1.6 billion budget hole, a proposal that Gov. Bruce Rauner's deputy chief of staff immediately rejected as a "half-baked" attempt at solving a problem.
  • Rauner commits rookie error in budget game

    Rauner commits rookie error in budget game
    A rookie mistake has led to some big problems. House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton, both D-Chicago, believed that Gov. Bruce Rauner would ask to postpone the scheduled Feb. 18 budget address. The current fiscal year's...

    Rauner, Democrats disagree on short-term budget fix

    Rauner, Democrats disagree on short-term budget fix
    More than a week after Gov. Bruce Rauner declared he was "literally days away" from a solution to the $1.6 billion shortfall in this year's budget, the governor insisted Friday that he and Democrats are "very close" to a deal. "We'll get it done,"...

    Illinois' financial woes

    I have to agree with Gov. Bruce Rauner. What happens when you spend more than you earn every year? You end up where Illinois is right now. Bankruptcy is one solution, but Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan and Illinois Senate President John...

    Rauner confident on budget deal Cullerton says isn't close

    New Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner denied Wednesday that he and Democratic legislative leaders have hit a roadblock in negotiations over whether to give him more authority to patch a multibillion-dollar hole in this year's budget. Following a meeting...