No Budget Talks Taking Place
After the election, lawmakers have a lengthy list of things to get done. At the top of the list a full fiscal year budget.
Then they'll have to tackle a wide range of reforms: pensions, workers comp, fair maps, term limits, and property taxes.
On top of that the Governor said Monday he would like to see a new education funding formula be a part of the deal.
The Governor says he hasn't been talking with democratic leadership about these things, but he's hopeful the outcome of the election will swing things in his favor.
"Are you going to support the status quo? Or are you going to support reform? We clearly need to go in a different direction. And folks that argue our proposals on reforms are too extreme, or hurting some class, or whatever, that's just not true. That's political spin," said Gov. Bruce Rauner.
Right now, there are only four days of session scheduled before the end of the year.
The stopgap budget only runs through December and then the state will go without spending power once again.