Meg and I are heading to Chicago today for a meeting with Secretary Dimas and Greg Bassi, Special Council to Governor Rauner. The agenda includes: Medicaid Block Grants, DSP turnover, rebalancing and more.
Next week the Senate will move a budget plan that may end the gridlock over the state budget. It is good to see the Senate Leadership working together. Story from today’s Chicago Tribune below.
Senate Leaders Push for Budget Plan
Illinois Senate leaders have set Wednesday as a target date for passage of a sweeping plan aimed at moving the state past its lengthy budget gridlock, believing a quick vote could quell growing lobbying efforts against it and put pressure on a noncommittal Illinois House.
Speaking Thursday to the Chicago Tribune editorial board,
Democratic Senate President John Cullerton and Senate Republican leader Christine Radogno also critiqued political positions taken by their fellow party leaders key to the long, ongoing stalemate.
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