Illinois House Lawmakers Return to Springfield
Illinois House lawmakers are back in session in Springfield a week after representatives failed to pass a one-month spending plan. The Democrat-controlled House led by Speaker Michael Madigan is scheduled to take up the temporary spending plan again despite opposition from Gov. Bruce Rauner and Republican lawmakers. We talk with Chicago Tonight's Springfield reporter Amanda Vinicky about the status of the budget and more.
More on recent votes:
- On Wednesday, July 1, the Illinois House of Representatives failed to pass a one-month temporary budget by a vote of 67-32. View an interactive graphic of how each representative voted.
- On Wednesday, July 1, the Illinois Senate passed a one-month temporary budget by a vote of 37-0. View an interactive graphic of how each senator voted.
Gov. Bruce Rauner held a press conference on Wednesday to address the continued budget stalemate while also calling on Speaker Madigan to either work on the governor’s reforms or pass a tax hike to increase revenue. Watch the video.