In a surprise move, the Governor’s Budget Director introduced a interim budget that includes funding for human services and payment of back bills. The budget does not call from any of the Governor’s reforms which is quite a change.

I have not seen any details.

Story from the State Journal Register in Springfield.


Rauner pushes for interim budget ahead of Tuesday leader meeting

By Doug Finke
State Capitol Bureau
Posted May 31, 2016 at 9:20 AM
Updated at 9:26 AM

Gov. Bruce Rauner is recommending lawmakers approve an interim budget that among other things would ensure schools can open in time this fall.

Rauner’s budget director, Tim Nuding, said in a memo that the idea is to pass a budget bill that “serves as a bridge to keep government functioning and protects the public’s health, welfare and safety.”

The plan would include a stand-alone bill to pay for K-12 education and also $600 million for higher education and using $450 million to cover items like food for prisons and state residential facilities, fuel for state vehicles and utility payments for state buildings.

Rauner and the four legislative leaders are scheduled to meet this morning to discuss the plan and other budget alternatives.

This story will be updated.

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