House Democrats Defy Governor Rauner, Push Own Budget

House Democrats Defy Governor Rauner, Push Own Budget

Springfield (AP) — The Democratic-led Illinois House passed a budget for next year in defiance of Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s wish for pro-business legislation he wants. Republicans howled in protest Wednesday after Democrats stopped debate on the budget plan and voted to pass it 63-53 vote. The state has been without a spending plan for 11 months. Rauner has already indicated he will veto the bill if it reaches his desk. The budget now heads to the Democratic-controlled Senate. It includes money for public schools so a full veto would jeopardize their ability to open this fall.