Editorial: Madigan ignores real needs
Apparently, Madigan and his supporters do not consider the lack of a 2015 budget — that’s right, the state has operated since last spring without a budget — important enough to consider part of the House members’ workload.
This tale of a political standoff between the majority Democratic leadership in the General Assembly and Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner is growing old — and frustrating.
The Democrats want to restore the income tax increase — the law that pushed the income tax rate to 5 percent also included a provision for it to expire — along with spending cuts. Rauner said he would consider a tax increase — if the Legislature would pass a package of reforms that mostly target business interests. Read the rest of the editorial in the Danville Commercial-News.