Democrats in the Illinois Senate are preparing to go it alone on a budget plan. This morning, they’re set to consider both spending cuts and tax increases.
Senate Democrats and Republicans had been trying to work together to end the nearly two-year Illinois budget standoff, but an overall deal has escaped completion since January.
With just a few days remaining in the legislative session, Democratic senators moved ahead with some of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s non-budget demands last week.
Now they’re advancing budget legislation.