July 8, 2016 •
Illinois Lawmakers Wrap Up Spring Business with Short-term Budget Deal
After failing to pass a budget before the end of its spring session in May, the 98th Illinois General Assembly wrapped up its business on Thursday, June 30.
While concerns over the state budget were not completely alleviated, lawmakers were able to pass a short-term budget deal to keep basic services running.
Gov. Bruce Rauner believes further compromise and budget reform could occur in the 60 days following the November election when legislators will be more comfortable tackling tougher issues.