Illinois Lawmakers Meet On Budget, Outline ‘Must Haves’
(Springfield, IL) — The top Democrat at the Illinois Capitol is finally saying what he needs to agree on a budget. House Speaker Mike Madigan told reporters in Springfield yesterday that he wants a new law regarding how Illinois pays for schools and his own version of workers’ compensation reform. But the Speaker has yet to release a budget plan of his own. Rumblings at the Capitol suggest House Democrats are looking at a 40-something billion-dollar budget, which is at least four billion larger than the Republican plan.
Benjamin Yount/bfj IL)
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