Illinois Lawmakers passed a partial spending plan Thursday afternoon.
The bill package will fund Illinois’ essential services, such as K-12 education, though the end of the year and includes an increase in funding for Chicago Public Schools. The bill means that schools across the state worried about not being able to open this fall can enjoy a small moment of relief, although the solution is only temporary.
Governor Rauner suggested that the spending plan wasn’t enough and that the next step was for the create a compromise for a full budget in the future.
The stopgap spending plan will carry Illinois over through November of 2016.