Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner spoke on the Stopgap Budget passed in the Illinois General Assembly on Thursday. While the Governor did say that the legislation was not permanent solution, he pointed to three accomplishments of the emergency funding.
Governor Rauner said that the negotiations that led up to the stopgap budget was intense. According to him, Illinois has been going in the wrong direction for quite some time.
According to the Governor, the stopgap legislation could be a sign that compromise in Springfield could be forthcoming. He suggested that many of his reforms on topics such as worker’s compensation and the pension system were gaining support with Chicago Democrats.
Governor Rauner was on tour across Central Illinois on Thursday.