Dems. Sending Rapid Fire Budget Bills to Gov. Rauner’s Desk

(AP) Illinois Democrats are sending Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner budget bills even as both sides remain deadlocked over a spending plan. The House and Senate this week each sent two of nearly two dozen budget bills to Rauner’s desk. Senate President John Cullerton’s office says more will follow next week. Rauner and Democrats, who control the Legislature, are at a budget impasse for the fiscal year beginning July 1. Democrats approved a plan that’s over $3 billion short of anticipated revenue. They want Rauner to OK a tax increase, but Rauner first wants other reforms.