GOP offers 'compromise' state budget with familiar reforms

Cars are covered in snow in a general parking lot during the snowstorm at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago Illinois U.S

The proposal includes full year funding for social services, term limits, pension and school funding reform, a four-year property tax freeze, a cap on state spending and money to pay some old bills.

IL hasn't had a budget since 2015 when Rauner first took office.

Any new budget agreement for fiscal 2018 requires a three-fifths vote in a special session instead of a majority vote, National Public Radio reported.

Senate President John Cullerton's spokesman John Patterson said the Senate budget - a $37 billion spending plan with cuts and an income tax increase - draws on Rauner's ideas.

The special session starts on Wednesday, June 21st.


The plan approved by Senate Democrats would permanently raise the state's income tax by 32 percent, from 3.75 percent to 4.95 percent, and be retroactive to January 1. I understood that urgency last month, when I joined my colleagues in the Senate in voting for a balanced budget. If a budget is not passed Rauner will cancel any remaining special session days. "Where is the sense of urgency from Speaker [Michael] Madigan to bring this budget impasse to closure?" While other Republican governors have spoken out against the disastrous impacts of the GOP bill, Rauner has been silent while the health of IL families hangs in the balance, Kelly said.

House speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) issued a statement saying, "We have stated unequivocally that a resolution to the governor's budget crisis - which has resulted in eight credit downgrades and tripled the state's debt - must be our top priority". He said the Senate wants the governor to "finish the job".

Described by House and Senate Republicans as "The Capitol Compromise", the lawmakers said approval of a seven-part legislative package is what it would take to break the stalemate. "Now that he's made a decision to engage, it would be helpful if he could use his influence to marshal the House Republicans to join the bipartisan collation and support his tax increase and spending plan and get a balanced budget approved in the House".

According to IHA's analysis, IL will lose $8.4 billion in economic activity every year, resulting in 60,000 lost jobs.

Rep. Bill Mitchell, R-Forsyth, noted that while Madigan said on May 31 that the Legislature would be in "continuous session", it hasn't met one day since. Rauner also has criticized special sessions in the past as being a waste of time.

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