(Chicago, IL) — Illinois Senate leaders are delaying a vote on their grand bargain budget package until early next month, with the components still in flux. Senate President John Cullerton and GOP leader Christine Radogno dropped plans for a minimum wage hike after labor groups objected, just as they earlier dropped a sugary soft drink tax and the elimination of business tax breaks. But, Radogno says that doesn’t mean the leaders are backing off their effort to draft a budget compromise. A vote is now planned for February 7th on the package that has yet to be endorsed either by Governor Rauner or leaders of the Illinois House.
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