IL Lawmakers Sent Home
By Sean Crawford, Illinois Public Radio
Illinois lawmakers were told to go home Tuesday just one day after failing to reach a deal on a new budget before Monday's deadline.
A few key budget negotiators will stay in Springfield and try to hammer out a deal. But the rest of the General Assembly is left wondering when the overtime session will end.
Democrats control the process in Springfield, but now Republican votes are needed to pass a spending plan.
That has GOP lawmakers sensing an opportunity, and their Democratic colleagues scratching their heads.
Illinois Public Radio's Sean Crawford prepared this report.