Senate Negotiations on ‘Grand Bargain’ Budget Continue

The clearest hope to end Illinois’ multiyear budget stalemate has been, of late, a bipartisan, grand bargain bill package in the Illinois Senate.

Senate leaders from both parties have been negotiating a budget deal in recent months, and hope soon to bring it to the floor for a vote. Whether it can pass the Senate – and what the state House and Gov. Bruce Rauner might do – remains to be seen.

Joining Chicago Tonight to discuss the ongoing Senate negotiations are Republican state Sens. Chris Nybo of Lombard and Karen McConnaughay of West Dundee; and Democratic state Sens. Kwame Raoul and Heather Steans of Chicago.


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