The deadline for the Spring Legislative Session expired at midnight on Wednesday leaving Illinois with no budget or funding for education. The Illinois House passed a budget last week that was strongly criticized by Republicans, including local State Senators Dale Righter and Kyle McCarter. Hear their comments on the House Budget plan here! The spending plan fell flat in the Illinois Senate.
A Senate bill that would fund K-12 Education also failed to pass before the end of the Spring Session. Hear about State Senator Dale Righter’s education bill here.
“Passing meaningful reforms, boosting Illinois’ economy, changing the structure of state government, and not spending more than what the taxpayers send to Springfield is what will move Illinois forward. Let’s get back to work and get something done this summer in a bipartisan fashion. Our state desperately needs and deserves it.” said Senator Righter in a Press Release.
A spending plan will now require a super-majority vote to pass.