1 week, 5 days ago by Scott Hardy
Likely to be shelved by General Assembly; watch it here
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner is about to address a joint session of the Illlinois General Assembly in Springfield, revealing his priorities for a possible budget.
Rauner will propose his third budget since being elected, which is likely to be set aside by the Legislature, as his first two have been. In the address, Rauner will outline his budget priorities for the fiscal year that starts July 1. The state hasn't had a budget since July 2015, as Rauner and Democrats in the General Assembly continue their stand-off over increasing taxes and cutting spending.
The Senate continues to work on a plan that increases state revenues and implements some of Rauner's priorities. You can watch the speech here.