State Sen. Righter On The Budget Impasse In Illinois
This is the time when legislators in Springfield should be preparing to work on a state budget for next year --- but there’s still no budget plan for this year. State Senator Dale Righter (R-Mattoon) discusses what it might take to reach an agreement.
Governor Bruce Rauner vetoed a budget plan passed by Democrats last spring, except for K-through-12 education. Since then, the Republicans and the governor and Democrats led by House Speaker Michael Madigan have been locked in a budget stalemate.
We talked with area lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to see if they saw a way out of the ongoing budget impasse. An interview with State Rep. Carol Ammons (D-Urbana) is also available here.