Illinois is into its third week without a state budget. Despite a buzz of activity at the statehouse yesterday, no real progress was made on getting one in place.
Spending plans did move on a few fronts. Democrats in the Illinois Senate voted to override a handful of Gov. Bruce Rauner's budget vetoes.
If the House does the same, Illinois would be able to pay its state troopers and to keep funding the inspector general's office and the public health department. Speaker of the Illinois House Michael Madigan did not appear confident he has the votes to make it happen.