Rauner blasted Democratic leaders in the Illinois House yesterday, just hours before lawmakers left town without voting on a state budget.
The governor said he’s willing to keep talking, but says any budget that he signs must have a permanent, meaningful property tax freeze. Illinois hasn’t had a budget in more than two years.
Illinois House Speaker says it’s not that lawmakers are leaving the Capitol without a budget. Mike Madigan yesterday said lawmakers are simply preparing for a ‘continuous session.’ Madigan dismissed lawmakers last night without voting on a state budget.