SPRINGFIELD, ILL. (KMOX) – Illinois lawmakers return to Springfield this week to begin the final stage of their spring session.

Governor Bruce Rauner says he remains optimistic a budget deal can be reached.

“The senate democrats and republicans are negotiating on a balanced budget along with structural changes, regulatory relief, property tax relief, term limits. That’s the way to keep budgets balanced for the long term,” he says.

Rauner says he is not interested in the stopgap budget passed by the Illinois House to fund higher education and social services.

The legislature’s adjournment date is May 31.

Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS St. Louis

Shop KMOX Apparel
KMOX Podcasts

Listen Live