- Associated Press - Monday, January 11, 2016

CHICAGO (AP) - The top Republican in the Illinois Senate says “it’s possible” the standoff over a state budget could last for several years if Democrats aren’t willing to compromise.

Sen. Christine Radogno (rah-DOH’-nyoh) spoke Monday before the City Club of Chicago.

She says if Illinois continues to spend money at current levels without raising taxes the state’s backlog of unpaid bills could reach almost $25 billion in four years. That’s based on a report from GOP Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget office.

Radogno says “While I hope it doesn’t happen, I think it’s possible.”

Radogno says Democrats are too concerned with maintaining the status quo. She says they must work with Republicans to approve parts of Rauner’s legislative agenda.



Democrats say Rauner’s priorities would hurt vulnerable residents, weaken unions and drive down wages.

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide