Signs Springfield Finally Moving To A Budget

Speaker Michael Madigan, Springfield
Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan. (IllinoisLawmakers on YouTube)

Springfield, IL-(ENEWSPF)- In a sign that there finally might be some movement toward a resolution for the budget crisis in Illinois, House Speaker Michael Madigan said in a Statement Saturday he will bring a “revenue package” to a vote Sunday. Earlier, Speaker Madigan had said he would not allow such a vote. At the same time, House Republican Leader Jim Durking urged Democrats to “remain at the negotiating table.

“I am encouraged by the progress we continue to make with Leader Durkin and the other leaders,” Madigan said in his statement. ” Building on this progress and Friday’s overwhelmingly bipartisan budget vote, the House will be voting Sunday on a revenue package that is modeled on the bill supported by the governor, and House and Senate Republicans in their recent announcement of their budget blueprint, and ensures a balanced budget for our state.”

“There is no agreement on a comprehensive budget package that includes reforms and revenue. This impasse can only be resolved in a negotiated manner. It is our hope that Democrats will remain at the negotiating table,” said House Republican Leader Jim Durkin.