Governor Bruce Rauner called on lawmakers to work together to compromise on passing a budget on Sunday. The urgency of passing a budget has become more prevalent with the end of the Spring Legislative Session in just eight days.
The Governor has called for reforms on several topics, like worker’s compensation.
The state has been without a budget for over 10 months and state universities have been reeling from the lack of support. Eastern Illinois University was forced to lay off 198 employees in March just to stay open.
Rauner has cited reforms to worker’s compensation and property taxes as high priorities as part of budget negotiations.
After the May 31st deadline, bills will require more votes to pass further impeding lawmakers from passing a budget.